American GIs Park Street Bristol - During World War II a large number of American troops were stationed in or near Bristol. They included black soldiers, who were based in Muller’s Orphanage on Ashley Down in Bristol. Bristol people were on the whole friendly towards the American soldiers, including the black soldiers. The white American soldiers were horrified to see white women dancing with black men. But there was no racism in Bristol’s institutions at that time.
English: Photo of the first air raid ever: a German Zeppelin bombarded the city of Antwerp [Belgium] in the night of 24 to 25 August 1914, at the beginning of the First World War. In the foreground the large cigar form of the challenged Zeppelin, in the background the burning city.