This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Overfed, Overpaid, Oversexed—Over there: Yanks in Britain in World War II Evening Lecture/Seminar Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0691 Select Your Tickets Resize text London, 1945: A New Zealand sailor, American soldiers, and several English women celebrate the victory over Japan Between 1942 and 1945, nearly two million young Americans were sent to Britain to join the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. Most had never been away from home; most of their hosts knew about America only through Hollywood films. What has been called America’s friendly occupation of Britain transformed both countries, as well as the lives of those who experienced it. There was an inevitable clash of cultures. G.I.s were warned the British “don’t know how to make a good cup of coffee.” Britons complained that the only problem with the Americans was that they were “overfed, overpaid, oversexed, and over here.” Even so, the partnership worked. George Mason University history professor Kevin Matthews explores what Winston Churchill called the “special relationship.” Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.