Thank You Ripper same on this side of the pond.And you be aware, that in the UK we are constantly under attack from our own single issue SJW groups, who say that we people of pallor need to make reparations for slavery of people of colour which ended many years ago. These groups consist 100% of the same, self hating people of pallor. I suggest, in biblical terms, that they go forth and multiply, because I for one am not responsible for what my ancestors did over a century ago. If these people expect a guilt trip from me, they will wait forever. There are no ramifications here, and no conditions to improve. Neither do any of the descendants of those slaves expect any.
Also be aware that the Japanese used prisoners of war as slave labour during WWII (as did the Germans), to the point of death from starvation and overwork in dire conditions, while our captives were simply imprisoned and treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. But likewise, I would not expect later generations of the Japanese or German people to bear responsibility.
As far as how things have changed you might want to search out some of Ernie Pyle's writing or Studs Terkel's stuff. A lot of that might not get published today.
More contemporary FLYBOYS or FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS both by James Bradley.