ALLIES: Why We Behave Like Americans

Do U.S. soldiers in Britain always behave well? Official answer—both British and American: "Yes, of course. And even if they don't, we won't say so." But London News Chronicle Columnist A. J. Cummings broke this official conspiracy of politeness, touching off a lively press controversy. Needled Cummings:

"Statements have appeared in the press complimenting the Americans lavishly on their good behavior. . . . Uncritical compliments are not in accord with the facts. . . . There has been comment recently on what happens in the West End of London. ... In such places as Worcester...

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