Sergeant of the 1st Polish Army (probably 4th Infantry Division) holding a little girl amongst residents of liberated district of Praga in the right shore part of Warsaw, 14 September 1944. Photograph taken on 5 Brzeska Street, Praga.
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.