General Władysław Sikorski in conversation with Polish troops during the inspection of the newly formed Polish Army in Soviet Union. Stanisław Kot, the Polish ambassador to Soviet Union, is on the left, smiling. General Mieczysław Boruta-Spiechowicz, the CO of the 5th 'Wilno' Infantry Division, can be seen in the background, between General Sikorski and Ambassador Kot.
Photograph probably taken in a train station in Buzuluk, Russia.
This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. The cartoon bug appeared in press adverts and poster campaigns as a menace who encouraged shoppers to waste money rather than buy war savings certificates.