In World War II Iceland was occupied by British and American troops, whose presence had a lasting impact on the country…

In World War II Iceland was occupied by British and American troops, whose presence had a lasting impact on the country. There was large-scale interaction between young Icelandic women and soldiers. Many Icelandic women married Allied soldiers and subsequently gave birth to children, many of whom bore the patronymic Hansson (hans translates as “his” in Icelandic), which was used because the father was unknown or had left the country.

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