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A tsunami of lust

America's liberation of France was not innocent

By James McAuley  


What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France by Mary Louise Roberts (University of Chicago Press, £21)

In September 1944, three months after the Allied invasion of Normandy, Life ran an otherwise unremarkable piece entitled “The Girl Partisan of Chartres.” It was a two-column vignette by Jack…

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