As American as Sliced Bacon in a Can

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(Courtesy Wessex Archaeology )

There’s more to the Salisbury Plain than Stonehenge. Throughout the twentieth century it was utilized as a military training ground, including during World War II, when U.S. forces used the plain as a staging ground for European operations. Over the last few years, archaeologists from Wessex Archaeology have found and excavated the remains of American camps and barracks, and have recently announced some of the finds, including cans of sliced bacon from Chicago (empty, fortunately) and a cache of 16 small cans of New Jersey–made “U.S. Cream Sunburn Preventive” (still creamy).


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