London (Mar. 1)
To express the appreciation of American Jewish soldiers for the hospitality extended them by British Jews, specially carved plaques were presented during purim services to the synagogues at Bristol and Cheltenham.
Several hundred U.S. troops attended the ceremonies at Bristol. The plaque in the Cheltenham synagogue was unveiled by Captain A. D. Schwartz, Jewish chaplain attached to the American troops, following a reception in the city’s town hall. Both plaques show an American eagle surmounted by a Mogen David.