Infantry regiment of the Polish Army in Soviet Union passing by a military band at a parade in the camp in Buzuluk. Photograph taken during General Władysław Sikorski's visit to the camp. Note a female cymbalist in the left background with her instruments ready to use.
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.