Photojojo, an insightful photo blog, recently shared a few images of these World War II-era military men putting in some literal lip service as they board their trains to go off to war. Though there wasn’t much info on any of the photos, a little research goes a long way. While on the hunt to discover the stories behind each of these captured moments, I came across a couple more images that are just as touching and look like they’re straight out of movie. Normally, we’d frown upon acrobatics near a moving vehicle, but there’s something unabashedly romantic about each of these photographs that swells the heart.
London, 1935 – Soldiers departing for Egypt from Feltham Station lean out of their windows to kiss their loved ones goodbye. (© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS)
London, 1940 – A woman leans over the railing to kiss a British soldier returning from World War II.
Seattle, 1948 – A sailor kisses a woman as he boards a bus at the Seattle Bus Terminal.
New York, 1945 – Actress Marlene Dietrich is hoisted up to kiss a GI as he arrives home from World War II.
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.
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