|"Watch it, bub."|
Get a taste of the GI night life by checking out this newsreel celebrating the popular Rainbow Corner aka "Little America" club in London. Many other sites have not changed in the seven decades since.
|Murrow in London.|
|Much quieter today.|
|Firing on the Normandy Coast.|
Speaking of WWII, one can hardly not think of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery when considering Great Britain's military history. I snapped this one from our moving bus. As the Allied antagonist of the equally egotistical George Patton, Montgomery helped pound Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps into submission, was adept at ruffling the feathers of colleagues, and was later mired in controversy for his unanticipated slow advance into Normandy following D-Day. My favorite Monty story, however, originates from his colorful trip to Gettysburg with Eisenhower.
Oh, and speaking of Parliament, do you want to bear Big Ben chime? It certainly has a sweeter sound to it than those air raid sirens Edward R. Murrow heard in 1940.
Following my hearty serving of fish and chips, I walked along the now illuminated banks of Thames. This is one of my favorite photos from the trip. The night was a cold but relaxing one. Even with this full day, there's still more to share from my adventures in London. We'll explore those other journeys in our next posts. Bully!