West Country Manoeuvres: Camouflaged Bren Gun Carriers in a Lane
image: A country lane with soldiers lounging on the grass verges and two camouflaged Bren Gun Carriers parked by the side
of the road. A soldier stands to the left of the composition, in conversation with two small children.
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.