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    Wife of a departing soldier lifts her son for farewell embrace. Oklahoma, 1945.

    Ms. Till put her son's body on display for all to see how he had been tortured. (1955)

    Alfred Eisenstaedt

    ~A FROZEN MOMENT THAT CHANGED THE WORLD minutes before he was shot

    this crying man is infinitely braver than any single person looking at this right now.

    Soldier kissing Nurse, 1945 ~

    Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, "Oh, it was nothing. Someone had to look after the children."

    Departure of the “Amerigo Vespucci”, Egypt, 1963

    A US soldier is welcomed home by his wife and baby, 1940s.

    40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

    Kiss goodbye at New York's Penn Station, WWII

    USSR. Soviet soldier returning to greet his daughter, c.1945 WWII (not only american soldiers came back home...)

    August 17, 1936. Blythe, California. "Drought refugees from Oklahoma camping by the roadside. They hope to work in the cotton fields. There are seven in family. by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

    Sweetest picture!! Soldier comforting a very small child.

    Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror.

    Cecile Cowdery drew on the envelopes of letters to her husband during WW2: "After my first colorful envelope arrived, Ray let me know it had drawn a lot of attention from the other soldiers. From then on, I dared not let up! I drew those scenes to help him feel special. While other soldiers got “Dear John” letters, my man was assured daily by my sharing of remembered things from back home."

    Coming home

    Kisses, 1945

    US Army nurses arriving at Normandy in July 1944 to care for wounded Allied soldiers who had been evacuated to the rear of the line

    1945 - The liberation of Dachau

    A Canadian soldier kisses his daughter goodbye before going off to war. Quebec. 1914.