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.

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

Winston Churchill - The Battle of Britain, WW2. #quotes #vintage #1940s #WW2

Winston Churchill - The Battle of Britain, One of my fav quotes ever. on a WW II monument in London along the river bank History and WWII

Great Britain's Royal Marine Commandos

Great Britain's Royal Marine Commandos

Royal Marine Artillery uniform 1881

Royal Marine Artillery uniform 1881 RMG -- Those cuffs!

Marine WW2

Corporal William Coffron USMC fires at a sniper on Puruata Island during landing operations in Empress Augusta Bay Bougainville November x

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

“Sergeant Norman Augustus Finch VC, Royal Marine Artillery” by Ambrose McEvoy Imperial War Museums

Beautifully restored #WW2 photos from over 70 years ago #photography #color #colorrestoration #1940s #worldwar #worldwar2 #worldwarii

Beautifully restored WW2 photos from over 70 years ago

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)

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 5071)   Royal Marine Commandos attached to 3rd Division for the assault on Sword Beach move inland, 6 June 1944. A Churchill bridgelayer can be seen in the background.

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.

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

“Major Francis John William Harvey, VC Royal Marine Light Infantry” by Percy Beer (active Royal Marines Museum.

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.

"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.

This is a propaganda picture for men to enlist in the U.S marine for WW2. The U.S. Marines want you. LOC Summary: Poster showing a marine beckoning  http://www.ww1propaganda.com/ww1-poster/us-marines-want-you-0

USMC Recruiting posters and advertizing of the American Civil War, WWI and WWII.

Royal Marines at sea

Royal Marines at sea

US WW2 fighter ace; Roy Whittaker.

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.

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