Sex, Booze and Murder: When Wartime ‘yanks’ came to Surry Hills
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Sex, Booze and Murder: When Wartime ‘yanks’ came to Surry Hills

By ELLIOT LINDSAY African-American Soldiers in Sydney during WWII During the Second World War, Sydney became the destination for tens of thousands of US servicemen on rest leave. These ‘yanks’, as Sydneysiders typically called them, came to Sydney with pockets of cash and looking for a good time. Dancing, sex, drugs and booze were all…