20 Heart-warming Wartime Photos That Will Make You See Love, And War, Differently

10:00 am 26 May, 2016


Usually, when we say goodbye to somebody, especially to our loved ones, we’re pretty sure that we’re going to see or meet them again, and soon. However, there are many in the world, especially soldiers, who have no idea if they will ever come back and be reunited with their loved ones. And sadly, many don’t. For soldiers, any goodbye could be the last time, and they may even never get the chance to see each again.

Here are 20 heart-warming photos of love during wartime that will surely make you start loving your loved ones as if it were your last day.

 

1. A woman throws herself over the railing to kiss a British soldier who is returning from World War II. London, 1940.

Love during wartime

 

2. A US soldier giving a sweet goodbye kiss to his girlfriend before departing by train, 1922.

Love during wartime

 

3. A US soldier giving a last goodbye kiss before departing for the Korean War. Los Angeles, September 6, 1950.

Love during wartime

 

4. A goodbye meet at the train station before departing for World War II.

Love during wartime

 

5. American soldiers on a ship saying their last goodbyes before deployment to Egypt, 1963.

Love during wartime

 

6. A sailor leans over a picket fence and lifts his girlfriend up for a last goodbye kiss, 1945.

Love during wartime

 

7. This iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse at New York’s Time Square symbolizes the end of World War II, 1945.

Love during wartime

 

8. A US soldier lifting a woman in embrace and kissing at the train station. Connecticut, 1945.

Love during wartime

 

9. Soldiers lean out of their windows to kiss their loved ones goodbye before departing for Egypt, 1935.

Love during wartime

 

10. English soldiers getting ready to go to Egypt saying goodbye to their wives, 1937.

Love during wartime

 


11. A couple saying farewell to departing US soldiers at New York’s Penn Station, April 1943.

Love during wartime

 

12. Emotional farewell to departing troops at New York’s Penn Station, April 1943.

Love during wartime

 

13. An American soldier and his English girlfriend in Hyde Park, 1945.

Love during wartime

 

14. An English ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) and Eight Air Force Sergeant enjoying a blissful kiss, 1945.

Love during wartime

 

15. Saying farewell to departing troops at New York’s Penn Station, April 1943.

Love during wartime

 

16. Jean Moore kneels and kisses her fiancé, wheelchair-bound WWII veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945.

Love during wartime

 

17. A British soldier, before leaving for the front, whispers into the ear of a loved one, 1939.

Love during wartime

 

18. A woman jumps up to hug a soldier as he comes home from war, 1940s.

Love during wartime

 

19. A woman on roller skates taking a stroll with her soldier honey, 1940s.

Love during wartime

 

20. Coffee served on the porch of the Ante-Bellum mansion, at a party for cadets from the local Army Flying School. Mississippi, USA, 1943.

Love during wartime

 

Credit: Boredpanda

 

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