Apparently a troopship full of U.S. reinforcements arrived in Liverpool shortly after VE day. Whether they got any shore leave in Liverpool, I do not know. Anyway some one decided that as the European war was over, that they could be sent sraight back to the USA. When their ship arrived back in New York, there was a tumultuous Welcome with bands, flags, rejoicing crowds and ships horns sounding. Just strikes me as a funny story.