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Vignette: US troops land in Iceland

Today is the anniversary of the arrival of a brigade of US marines in Iceland: 8 July 1941. The American task force was assembled in Charleston, South Carolina, and sailed for Newfoundland and then on to Iceland. The Icelanders welcomed the US … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 7–13 July 1941: US marines land in Iceland

On 8 July 1941, United States marines arrived in Iceland to relieve the British forces that had been occupying the island since May. Fearing that Germany might use Iceland as a base for U-boats and the Luftwaffe, Britain had offered … Continue reading

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