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20 Historic Photos Of Love During Wartime

Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. These heartwarming pictures tell you one thing doesn’t change any matter how much time passes, and that’s love.

Usually when we say goodbye to somebody, we’re pretty sure that we’re going to see them again, and soon. But many of the people in the photographs below, taken during WW2, had no idea if they were ever going to be reunited with their loved ones again. And sadly, many weren’t.

These pictures serve to remind us that life is short, so don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to tell somebody you love them. Tell them today!

 

#1 Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Los Angeles, Sept. 6, 1950

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#2 American Soldiers Getting Last Kiss On Ship Before Deployment To Egypt, 1963

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#3 A Sailor Kissing A Nurse In New York’s Times Square. This Iconic Photo Symbolizes The End Of World War II, 1945

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#4 A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945

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#5 Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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#6 A Woman Leans Over The Railing To Kiss A British Soldier Returning From World War II, London, 1940

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#7 Jean Moore Kneels And Kisses Her Fiancé, Wheelchair-Bound World War II Veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945

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#8 Saying Goodbye At The Train Station Before Departing To WWII

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#9 A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

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#10 American Soldier Kissing His English Girlfriend On Lawn In Hyde Park, 1945

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#11 Soldiers Departing For Egypt Lean Out Of Their Windows To Kiss Their Loved Ones Goodbye, 1935

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#12 Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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#13 Coffee Served On Porch Of Ante-Bellum Mansion, At Party For Cadets From Local Army Flying School, Mississippi, US, 1943

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#14 English Soldiers Saying Goodbye To Their Wives, Getting Ready To Go To Egypt, 1937

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#15 An English ATS And Eighth Air Force Sergeant Enjoy A Blissful Kiss, 1945

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#16 A Sailor Leans Over A Picket Fence And Lifts His Girlfriend Up For A Kiss, 1945

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#17 A British Soldier Whispers Into The Ear Of A Loved One As He Leaves For The Front, 1939

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#18 Saying Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943

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#19 US Soldier Tenderly Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Departing By Train, 1922

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#20 A Young Woman On Roller Skates And Her Soldier Honey, 1940s

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