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Couple in Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off to War During WWII Photographic Print, originally from Life Magazine Amor Vintage, Vintage Love, Vintage Kiss, Vintage Romance, Vintage Glamour, Vintage Couples, Vintage Fur, Retro Vintage, Robert Doisneau

In this and dozens of other, similar pictures made at New York’s Penn Station, LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt captured a private moment repeated in public millions of times over the course of the war: a guy, a girl, a goodbye — and no assurance that he’ll make it back. By war’s end, more than 400,000 American troops had been killed.

“Sergeant Norman Augustus Finch VC, Royal Marine Artillery” by Ambrose McEvoy Imperial War Museums British Royal Marines, British Army, Military Art, Military History, Military Uniforms, Marine Commandos, Boxer Rebellion, American Revolutionary War, Oil Portrait

Sergeant Norman Augustus Finch (1890–1966), VC, Royal Marine Artillery | Art UK

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Royal Marine Artillery uniform 1881 RMG -- Those cuffs! Military Style Jackets, Military Jacket, British Royal Marines, British Uniforms, Historical Women, Best Wear, Historical Costume, Military Fashion, Maritime Museum

Royal Marine Artillery uniform: pattern 1881 - National Maritime Museum

Royal Marine Artillery uniform 1881

Royal Marine Commandos attached to Division move inland from Sword Beach on the Normandy coast 6 June Royal Marine Commandos attached to Division for the assault on Sword Beach move inland 6 June A Churchill bridgelayer can be seen in the background. D Day Normandy, Normandy Beach, D Day Photos, Image Avion, British Commandos, Marine Commandos, Normandy Invasion, D Day Landings, Colorized Photos

D-DAY - BRITISH FORCES DURING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY 6 JUNE 1944

Commandos of No. 4 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade, move inland from Queen Red beach, Sword area, 6 June 1944. The man in the centre of the picture, with Thompson SMG, is believed to be Sgt Douglas Raymond Miles MM. A Churchill AVRE, equipped with a small box girder bridge, can be seen in the background.

36 After seven years in the Navy, J. Estes is considered an old sea salt by his mates at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, in August of (Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC) # Us Navy, Navy Mom, Ww2 Photos, United States Navy, Corpus Christi, Photo Look, Photo Archive, Military History, Naval History

Beautifully restored WW2 photos from over 70 years ago

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“Major Francis John William Harvey, VC Royal Marine Light Infantry” by Percy Beer (active Royal Marines Museum. Military Art, Military History, William Harvey, British Medals, George Cross, Royal Marines, Figure Reference, Military Personnel, Army & Navy

Major Francis John William Harvey, VC (1873–1916), Royal Marine Light Infantry | Art UK

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"All the civilized world loves France and Paris. Americans share this love with a special intimacy born in the kinship of our revolutions, our ideas and our alliances in two great wars. William Wegman, D Day Photos, Battle Of Normandy, Normandy Invasion, Photos Originales, Life Pictures, Ww2 Pictures, American Soldiers, Girl Poses

WW2 - French women and little girl with American troops, Normandy, 1944. It's still is a surprise to me when I see these picture in such vivid colors.

 pilot Roy Whittaker, Fighter Group,in the cockpit of his fighter. April 1943 at Cape Bon (Tunisia). The seven swastikas painted on his plane mark the number of German aircraft Roy had shot down by the date of the photograph. History Jokes, Flying Ace, Fighter Pilot, North Africa, East Africa, Ww2 Aircraft, Historical Images, War Machine, Military History

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