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war is hell...this is just a beautiful photograph.

In this picture, a soldier is about to leave for war. He is all ready to go and packed up in the train, but before it departs, he has to lean out and give his girl a big kiss. The powerful pic shows the high level of emotions they must have been going through. It seems like it would be hard for the both of them. Private Joe Sunseri grabs this last minute kiss on March 11, 1942 from his girl, Alma Teresi.

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From Mongolia with love: Red Army soldier from the farthest steppes of the Soviet Union poses triumphant in the devastated streets of Berlin, May 1945.