By Kenneth Munson
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120 An ad in the November 26, 1945, edition of the same magazine shows a ‘‘smiling bride’’ on the steps of the church with her GI husband. The text begins: And now her smile is like a brighter sun to strike all shadows always from their path—for lo! He stands beside her once again. . The diamond ring that would flash one joyous fragment of this proven faith for them forever must be peerless . . 121 There was indeed great pressure for the men to return as quickly as possible to America and to pick up their lives where they had left off before the war.
56 On August 25, 1944, six days after the Parisian uprising against the Germans, the French 2nd Armored Division moved into Paris through Versailles, and the American 4th Armored Division came in through the Porte d’Orle´ans. 57 A journalist at the New York Herald Tribune described the scene: American troops found themselves the objects of more affectionate adoration than they had in any of the cities they had entered previously.. As the army vehicles moved down the boulevards, the yelling crowds closed in on them.
This misconduct ranged from drunkenness and rowdiness to holdups and profiteering. Unscrupulous soldiers were buying coffee, gasoline, tires, cigarettes, boots, soap, ammunition, morphine, Spam, and whiskey at the PX, and then reselling them on the black market. 66 Many French people felt the Americans had worn out their welcome. S. 67 And they didn’t like being treated as if they were still subjects under another occupation. ’’68 Indeed, a French writer described a scene in which ‘‘an army of drivers with no indication of rank.