Uncle Sam and John Bull again fast friends - Yankee troops in London


Uncle Sam and John Bull again fast friends - Yankee troops in London

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Yankee troops in London


American troops, fully equipped, with banners flying, are marching through the streets of London on their way home from France. London is in holiday attire for the occasion flags fly, bright streamers stretch from pole to pole, applauding crowds throng the sidewalks. We came to join our cousins across the sea in battle against the greatest military tyranny of the age. Our souls were torn by the sufferings of France and Belgium, our indignation roused by attacks on our own citizens, by threats against the liberties of our own country. We came to fight that these liberties may be preserved and the world made safe for democracy. And now the fight is won! These men marching before us are but a part of the mighty American army that helped to crush the enemy. Our troops are marching with fixed bayonets through the broad clean streets of this great city. They have just passed the House of Parliament whose splendid tower is one of the finest architectural glories of London. This is historic ground. Here for generations keen-minded men struggled to preserve the liberties of the English people. Here were passed the acts that led to the American Revolution. And now Americans and English have fought side by side to maintain the very ideas for which we fought a century ago. To-day both nations believe that "We are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." What more do we need to prove that every advance in civil liberty made by any nation becomes the common inheritance of all men ?

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