"My book seeks to debunk an old myth about the GI, a manly creature that always behaves well," Ms. Roberts told The Mail, claiming that rape, lawlessness and institutionalized racism were methods used by American soldiers to "assert their power on the French."
"The GI's were having sex anywhere and everywhere," she added. "In the cities of Le Havre and Cherbourg, bad behavior was common. Women, including those who were married, were openly solicited for sex. Parks, bombed-out buildings, cemeteries and railway tracks were carnal venues."