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15 Wonderful Send-off Photos of WWII Soldiers on Their Way to Battle

Even in times of war, you can see the love in these photos. Soldiers from around the world gave tender goodbye kisses to their wives, sweethearts, and mothers as they left for battle.

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From 1942 caption: “Washington, D.C. A sailor kissing his girl goodbye at Union Station.” Via/ Library of Congress

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Couples saying goodnight in front of FSCW’s Bryan Hall in Tallahassee, Florida. Via/ State Archives of Florida

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From 1943 caption: Chicago, Illinois. Private D.N. Daniels kissing his wife goodbye at the Greyhound bus terminal.” Via/ Library of Congress

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From 1943 caption: “Indianapolis, Indiana. A soldier and a girl saying goodbye at the Greyhound bus station.” Via/ Library of Congress

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Australian soldiers saying farewell. Via/ Flickr

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From 1943 caption: “Chicago, Illinois. Soldier kissing his girlfriend goodbye at the Union Station.” Via/ Library of Congress

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From 1943 caption: “Chicago, Illinois. Soldiers saying goodbye at the train concourse of the Union Station.” Via/ Library of Congress

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From 1943 caption: “Bus trip from Knoxville, Tennessee to Washington, D.C. Soldier saying goodbye to his wife and child at small town in Tennessee.” Via/ Library of Congress

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