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London, 1940 - A soldier kisses his sweetheart over the gates of a London railway station as he heads off to join the British Expeditionary Forces in France.

Dunkirk evacuation: Operation Dynamo in pictures

A soldier of the British Expeditionary Force, arriving back from Dunkirk, is greeted affectionately by his girlfriend

A German prisoner of war returning to his home town of Frankfurt to discover his house bombed and his family no longer there. By Tony Vaccaro

Last Jew of Vinnitsa Picture from an Einsatzgruppen soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as “Last Jew of Vinnitsa, it shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred at the time.

Alfred Eisenstaedt. Goodbye between soldiers and their sweethearts after a brief leave in 1944, at Penn Station, NYC.

10 August 1945: In the excitement of the celebrations following news of Japan's defeat, an American soldier kisses a London girl in Piccadilly Circus. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

WWII D-Day Normandy Soldiers. First soldiers on the beach were under fire all the time. #WWII #War

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This Pulitzer Prize winning photograph by Eddie Adams is among the most famous war photographs of all time. The man with the gun is General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the Republic of Vietnam’s Chief of National Police, while the man about to die is Nguyen Van Lém, a Vietcong soldier.