This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


July 25, 2019

There are two graveyards located on U.S. soil that neither shelter the remains of American people nor belong to America at all. That may seem outrageous, but the story of those cemeteries is one of a “special relationship” that still stands the test of time.

The setting for this tale is the tiny island of Ocracoke in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s the only part of the United States that witnessed Hitler’s evil in its own back yard, because some of his naval forces were kind enough to stage their attacks within spitting distance of the town.

Shortly before our story begins,...

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