„The Yankee invasion had come to England well heeled with American dollars. American privates earned three times as much as their British companions. A U. S. staff sergeant's take-home pay equaled that of a British captain. Since such a substantial share of this wealth was invested in local courting, it is no wonder that Britain's provincial customs were given a fancy whirl. Indeed, it is a tribute to the civility of the British that they endured us with such good will.“

— Omar Bradley, p. 238.

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