TIL about The Battle of Bamber Bridge, an incident between Black and White American servicemen stationed in the UK during WWII. White MPs attempted to arrest several black soldiers as retaliation for local pubs refusing to observe segregation laws, resulting in a shootout between allied soldiers.

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  1. Oh, they observed segregation laws:

    > The people of Bamber Bridge supported the black troops, and when US commanders demanded a colour bar in the town, all three pubs in the town reportedly posted “Black Troops Only” signs.

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