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20 Intimate Photos That Reveal Love In The Time Of War

"Make love, not war."

20 Intimate Photos That Reveal Love In The Time Of War
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Before many of us were born, the world was in such deeper turmoil that millions of men and women spent most of their lives in a time of chaos and conflict. Families were broken and relationships were negatively affected.

But even during these times, love was still around to make people smile. Read on!

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1. A sweet kiss at London in 1940.

1. A sweet kiss at London in 1940.

This British soldier had been long gone due to the Second World War, and his lover couldn't wait for him anymore.

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2. In 1945, people celebrated their victory.

2. In 1945, people celebrated their victory.
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Both the workers from downtown and the soldiers hugged each other as the words quickly spread that their enemies had surrendered.

3. This man finally got back home after the war.

3. This man finally got back home after the war.
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In the 1940s, it was truly a different time as many men were sent to battle, away from their loved ones.

4. This is called "V-J Day in Times Square" and it's lovely.

4. This is called
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These two people didn't actually know each other, but the end of the war was announced and the sailor and the nurse couldn't help but share a kiss.

**Iconic**

5. In Japan, a soldier from the U.S. rode a bike with his partner.

5. In Japan, a soldier from the U.S. rode a bike with his partner.
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This happened way back in 1946, a time that most of us were unable to witness.

6. Romance could be found at a picket fence back in 1945.

6. Romance could be found at a picket fence back in 1945.
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No barrier could separate these two lovers apart.

7. The U.S. soldiers had some kisses before going to Egypt.

7. The U.S. soldiers had some kisses before going to Egypt.
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Once they were deployed, they would be far away from their lovers for quite a long time.

8. These guys were also about to be sent to Egypt.

8. These guys were also about to be sent to Egypt.
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This time, they were on a plane, and the women couldn't help but lean in for just one more kiss.

9. He got support from his friends before going to the Korean War.

9. He got support from his friends before going to the Korean War.
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This happened in Los Angeles on September 6, 1950.

10. Ralph Neppel got a sweet kiss from Jean Moore.

10. Ralph Neppel got a sweet kiss from Jean Moore.

He was a World War II veteran that had to be put on a wheelchair.

11. Leaving for World War II meant a lot for these couples.

11. Leaving for World War II meant a lot for these couples.
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Final kisses and embraces were a common sight.

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12. They embraced at Penn Station in 1943.

12. They embraced at Penn Station in 1943.
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The troops were about to leave New York in April 1943.

13. A party was held for cadets in Mississippi.

13. A party was held for cadets in Mississippi.
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Specifically, it was held at a local army flying school back in 1943.

14. People helped bring the woman up to reach her lover.

14. People helped bring the woman up to reach her lover.
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They knew what was about to happen, and they wanted the couple to communicate once more.

15. This woman strolled with her partner back in the 1940s.

15. This woman strolled with her partner back in the 1940s.
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You've got to admire her roller skates too!

16. A U.S. soldier spent some quality time with his British girlfriend.

16. A U.S. soldier spent some quality time with his British girlfriend.
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This was in Hyde Park in 1945.

17. New York Penn Station was a scene of many heartbreaking departures.

17. New York Penn Station was a scene of many heartbreaking departures.
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This couple still did not want to be separated in 1943.

18. His woman could not help but weep his departure.

18. His woman could not help but weep his departure.
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Thankfully, the man assured his lover that he would hopefully return.

19. This soldier kissed a young woman in Connecticut in 1945.

19. This soldier kissed a young woman in Connecticut in 1945.
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Look at how thrilled the old couple is at the back!

20. This British soldier talked to his lover before leaving in 1939.

20. This British soldier talked to his lover before leaving in 1939.
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There are many more historical photos showing how love and war influenced each other. Don't forget to share this with your family and friends!

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