We were planning a trip to Swansea, from the US, to visit family. While doing a search of WWII sites we discovered the Glamorgan Wartime heritage Centre. While the museum was closed on the day we could visit them, they offered to open for us anyway. When we got off the train we were met by a GI reenactor, and my wife and I were given a royal welcome. We were shown the museum, and then driven around Barry Island (in a WWII Jeep). We were shown where the GI camps were, and how there was a German POW camp. As far as I could the determine there must have been far more GIs than locals. Afterwards we were fortified by Welsh cakes and coffee. We wished we had more time to spend, but we had to catch a train. I would have liked to have sat in the Anderson shelter to get an idea of what it was like to be one one during a raid, an experience my mum and grandparents had many times. I cannot say enough about how we were treated by the staff, and volunteers. If the GIs got half the welcome we got they'd still have nothing to complain about.
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