eleanor (eleanorb) wrote in little_details,

American Englishmen

We all know that Americans often describe themselves by the nationality of their ancestors e.g. Irish American. But, how does that work when Americans emigrate?

Samuel comes to England with the US Air Force in the Second World War. He falls in love with lovely Suffolk lass Charlotte. After the war he stays in England and after a few years takes up the offer of British citizanship Samuel and Charlotte have two children and those children go on to have children of their own. How would Samuel refer to himself, his children and his grandchildren? Would he think of them as American Brits, as British, English. Would how he refers to himself be different to the way he refers to his children? his grandchildren?
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