Thursday, June 09, 2005

On This Day In Scottish History - June 9th (First U.S. Troops Arrive in Europe)

An interesting, if short post. On June 9th, 1942, the first U.S. troops arrived in Europe, coming on the Queen Mary. Around 10,000 men were on board, and the ship arrived at the Clyde in Scotland, a fact I had been entirely unaware of until this point. Of course, the arrival of the U.S. in the war was a major turning point (the major turning point, I'd say), and it's interesting now writing from my new home in the States to note that the land of my birth was the place of arrival for the first U.S troops into Europe.


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