25 Heartbreaking Vintage Photos Of Love During Wartime

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Life is short and love is forever, it’s a nice catchphrase that many of us probably don’t give much thought. After all, when we say goodbye to somebody, we usually know we will see them again, and soon. But many of the people in these heartbreaking photographs, taken during wartime, didn’t know if they would ever going to make it back to their loved ones. And sadly, many didn’t.

Powerful photos to remind us that life is short, so if you love someone, don’t wait until tomorrow to tell him/ her. Maybe that next day will never come at all.

#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. A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

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#9. Saying Goodbye At The Train Station Before Departing To WWII

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. Coffee Served On Porch Of Ante-Bellum Mansion, At Party For Cadets From Local Army Flying School, Mississippi, US, 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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#21. A Kiss In Times Square Displays The Mood Of The World On V-E Day, New York, May 8, 1945

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#22. A Soldier Saying Goodbye To His Wife In Seattle, Leaving For World War I, 1917

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#23. A Soldier Saying Goodbye To His Wife In Seattle, Leaving For World War I, 1917

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#24. Soldier Kissing A Red Cross Nurse, 1945

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#25. Man Kisses His Wife After Coming Back From War, 1940s

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