• Sailor kissing wartime nurse in Times Square

Pictures of wartime romance that will make your heart melt

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and that's certainly true of these simply stunning photographs of soldiers romancing their wartime sweethearts.

These loved-up couples kissing one another a sweet farewell will quite simply make your heart melt (as will the surprising love story lurking behind the final, iconic image).

KOREAN WAR GOODBYE KISS, LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 6, 1950

As Reddit user emmaleth puts it, "You know you've got some good friends when they're willing to dangle you out of a window by your legs so you can get one last kiss goodbye." With big thanks to original Reddit poster notbob1959 for sharing.


AMERICAN SOLDIERS GETTING LAST KISS ON SHIP BEFORE DEPLOYMENT TO EGYPT, 1963

Via BoredPanda.


A YOUNG WOMAN LIFTS HER FEET WHILE EMBRACING AND KISSING A UNIFORMED US SOLDIER AT THE TRAIN STATION, CONNECTICUT, 1945

One can only imagine what happens next in the lives of this couple, but we like to think the 'New Hope' sign in the background says it all! Via Harold M Lambert.


SAYING GOODBYE AT THE TRAIN STATION BEFORE DEPARTING TO WWII

Via BoredPanda


A SAILOR KISSING A NURSE IN NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE. THIS ICONIC PHOTO SYMBOLIZES THE END OF WORLD WAR II, 1945

World War II veteran George Mendonsa, of Rhode Island, claims he's the sailor in the iconic 1945 Life Magazine photo of a couple smooching in Times Square. On August 14, 1945, he was on a date in Manhattan with his future wife Rita, when a clamoring crowd outside Radio City Music Hall interrupted the matinee show, pounding on the doors. When the lights came on, shouts of "The war is over!" echoed through the music hall. Theatergoers poured into the streets, now filled with thousands of revellers. "The booze was flying and I popped quite a few," says Mendonsa. "The bartender was filling glasses up and sliding them back and forth... We're all drinking and raising hell." They left the bar and trailed the throngs to Times Square. "I saw this nurse coming down," Mendonsa remembers. "The war is over... and when I see the nurse, I grabbed her. A lot of people say, 'Well, you grabbed the nurse and you're with a date.' I say, 'For Chrissake, the war is over!' I remembered what those nurses did out there.''' That day, Rita watched as her date and future husband planted a kiss on the mouth of a stranger. "I was in the background, grinning like a mutt. It didn't matter to me." And it really didn't: The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in October 2016. Via CNN.


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