Over Here: The Story of US Servicemen in Britain

East Anglia’s Friendly Invasion

On this fascinating tour of England’s East Anglia region, you will immerse yourself in the story of the hundreds of thousands of American men and women who arrived in Britain in 1942 to provide naval, ground and air support for campaigns against Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

After World War II, America airbases continued to operate in many places in the UK until the fall of the Berlin Wall led to a gradual withdrawal, so that there is now only one remaining American airbase at RAF Lakenheath near Cambridge.

Over this period American service personnel, their families, culture and beliefs built a profound connection with the Britain and the East Anglia region in particular.  We will discover what life was like for the local residents who experienced this “Friendly Invasion” and the human stories of the American service personnel – from graffiti in the Eagle Bar to the American Military cemeteries and the American Air Museum in Duxford.


Key features

Visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford, one of the most outstanding and exciting aviation destinations in the world.

Remember the fallen at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site which is the final resting place of 3812 members of the US military, with an additional 5127 names recorded on the Tablets of the Missing.  Gain

Explore the beautiful historic cities of Norwich and Cambridge and visit Sandringham, the country retreat of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

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Jim Dixon, Founder and Director at UK Countryside Tours

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