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The doughboy moved in

Laura Beers: Multicultural Britain

7 March 2019
Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain 
by Wendy Webster.
Oxford, 336 pp., £26, March 2018, 978 0 19 873576 2
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Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain 
by Jordanna Bailkin.
Oxford, 304 pp., £30, July 2018, 978 0 19 881421 4
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... from New York harbour for Northern Ireland. He arrived in early July and stayed for the next two years, first in Ireland and then in Wiltshire, before crossing to France on D-Day. He was part of what WendyWebster terms ‘the great proposition’, a phrase taken from the opening scenes of The True Glory, an Anglo-American war documentary produced in 1945. ‘Funny thing,’ an American voice ...

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