(The following from Lael Laird, TIME correspondent in London, tells how U.S. soldiers in England are getting on.)

All over England this week American doughboys looked in the wrong direction for traffic. Tall Americans stooped in the low-ceilinged Rose and Crowns, Red Lions, Crown and Anchors, Bull and Bushes. Firm-handed, fast-driving khaki-clad chauffeurs in khaki-painted jeeps, trucks, station wagons and staff cars, roller-coasted around the sharply winding British roads.

All over green, damp, abundant, tiny England floors went down, tents went up, cloistered gardens were opened and leisurely old houses creaked alive...

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