Senator Harry S Truman (left) and President Franklin D Roosevelt meet for luncheon beneath a magnolia tree on the sunny lawn outside the White House. According to the original caption, it is the first time they have meet since their nominations for President (Roosevelt) and Vice President (Truman).
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.