Scots Dragoons of the "Royal Scotts Greys" Regiment fall in on horseback near Nablus, Palestine on July 31, 1941. The photo was taken after the regiment returned from fighting in Syria and Lebanon. Subsequently, the Royal Scots Greys transitioned to mechanized and were deployed in Libya. Note the perfect condition of the horses' accoutrements.
Bedouin soldiers of the English-led Arab Legion line up in Bersheba, Palestine on Feb 2, 1940. The Arab Legion played a key role in defeating the Iraqi uprising in 1941 and was also an effective force during the Syria-Lebanon campaign, both early successes for the Allies in WW2. Eventually they came under Jordanian control.
During the Battle of the Bulge, GIs of the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf Division", resting on the rails after combat in Düren, town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 21 December 1944.
Ulric Cross, the most highly decorated Caribbean airman in the RAF during World War II, died on October 4, 2013 at the age of 96. Because he was the only person of color in his squadron he was nicknamed "The Black Hornet."