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In 1942 the world came to the East of England. Now we’d like to welcome you back. Discover The Friendly Invasion tours across East Anglia and explore your American heritage here in the East of England.

The Masters of the Air - The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Masters of the Air is a story of life in wartime England, in bombed-out London, and in the tiny hamlets these brash young Americans completely transformed. In East Anglia, many airmen fell in love with British girls they met in the local pubs, and over 45,000 American servicemen brought home English brides after the war. The beautiful countryside and stately manor homes give way to the remains of air bases, some of them with their control towers still visible on the skyline.

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IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

The Friendly Invasion by Pinpoint Britain

Discover Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and a new tourism project, entitled The Friendly Invasion. Visit World War II small museums and airfields, drink in the famous bars where US airmen inscribed the walls, experience the tradition of “punting” on the River Cam, and transport yourself back in time amongst the backdrops of English villages, country gardens and stately homes.

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Horham, Norfolk

The Friendly Invasion by Tours International

75th Anniversary Tour

Seventy five years ago, seventy airfields across East Anglia became home to nearly 250,000 American airmen and crew. Known as ‘The Friendly Invasion’, they brought with them jitterbug dancing, big band sounds and much-needed help in the desperate battle in the skies above Europe.

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Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk

Over Here by Countryside Tours

On this fascinating tour of England’s East Anglia region, you will immerse yourself in the story of the hundreds of thousands of American men and women who arrived in Britain in 1942 to provide naval, ground and air support for campaigns against Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Call 01629 700648 or US Toll Free 1-844-221-3366.

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The Friendly Invasion tour by rail

It’s easy to experience The Friendly Invasion by train with Greater Anglia which operates services between London and Cambridge, including Bury St Edmunds, and also London and Norwich, taking in Colchester, Ipswich and Diss.

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Cambridge streets, rich in culture and heritage

3 DAY TOUR

Two characterful medieval cities, some Hollywood star quality and a taste of English tradition in this packed three-day tour.

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5 DAY TOUR

This wide-ranging itinerary shows where American airmen were stationed & are remembered & where they went to have fun.

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7 DAY TOUR

Immerse yourself in the full story of the American Friendly Invasion with this comprehensive tour of eastern England.

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