Americans in Saint-Nazaire

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Published on April 14, 2014

Author: mdrouet44

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The american army arrived in june 1917,and they etablished a base in saint Nazaire, Paimboeuf,L e croisic, Montoire. The American debarquement The American army arrived with a new hope for the the France. They set up in Saint-Nazaire, where they were welcomed by the French people. There presence have boosted the economy of the departement of Loire inférieure. After the English debarqument, the mayor Bellamy decreted that the port of Saint Nazaire is the good place to welcomed the stangers. So, the port suffered a lot of amelioration (like: railway lines, etc...) In 1918, the French lived with the Americans celebrations like «the « Independence's day » or « the Lincoln's Birthday », etc... Bellamy, the Nantes' mayor has told: « nous avons fait tout ce que nous avons pu faire pour vous faire penser que vous n'aviez pas changé de pays » ; translation: “We did everything we could so you think you are home.” Poster for the U.S Independence Celebrration Debarking of Americans

Behind there help on the front, the American peoples helped to fight against the tuberculosis and the alcoholism . Between 1917 and 1919, 198 000 peoples and 4 400 tonnes of merchandises were unload in Saint-Nazaire. 30 000 American peoples lived with 35 000 peoples who lived in Saint-Nazaire. The Americans realized big works on the port and the city contrubated to the modernisation of the city for the futur years. There was 3 800 000 American peoples mobilised and 68 000 dead peoples. Debarking of merchandises Poster for the fight against tuberculosis Mobilisation of Americans

After the armistice was approuved, the french people had change there comportement and became more unbfriendly. The french people reproached to the American to be too fast in the modernity (ex : there car are too speed) Under this pression the american decame violent. Before the Armistice, French peoples ever reproached there exessivr comportement. After this time the fench patient take over. Finally, American peoples went home; a speech was given for there depart. The American peoples left the France. The speech for the American. Bellamy said : « When you will be at home, you will never forget us. » « I think it isn't easy to know the personnality born in an other land... »

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