Where were the Americans?

Grateful thanks to Nick Cohen ("Make the computers work first!", 1 October) for correcting Tony Blair's assertion that the Americans stood "shoulder to shoulder" with this sceptred isle during the Blitz. Being British, 77 years old, and thus around at the time, I am well aware that they did nothing of the sort, even if their film archive shows that it was they who nicked the Enigma machine and swept unaided to victory on the Normandy beaches, and captured Burma single-handedly with the help of Errol Flynn. I wait to be told that they turned the tide at Crecy, Agincourt and Waterloo.

If only they had made it to Hastings . . .

Judy Miles
Marlborough, Wiltshire

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