THE POLISH INDEPENDENT CARPATHIAN RIFLES BRIGADE IN PALESTINE, 1940
Two types of old campaigners of the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifles Brigade in the village of Samakh along the Sea of Galilee. The Poles joined the British only 5 days earlier after General Eugene Mittelhauser, a commander of French forces in Syria which the Brigade was part of, decided to support Vichy regime. Soldier on the right holds a rank of Sergeant.
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.