History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

20 July, 2011

Wartime Amour

We've seen the wartime romances of American soldiers and British girls during World War Two; rest assured, the UK was not the only place where an American could pick up a local girl, or a local girl could pick up an American soldier (seems mostly win-win, to me). Here we have a series of photographs following an American GI and French girl falling in love (or, whatever) in Nice, France, June 1945. 

Walking along the street (and he bought her flowers! aww, hehe). Source

Drinks (and cigarettes). Source

Walking along the beach, saying hello to a baby someone really should have an caregiver within arm's reach. Source

Pedal boating. Source

Enjoying his girlfriend sunbathing. Source

Sitting, talking, playing with sand. Source

Eating, I think cheese and crackers and cherries. Source

Walking on a less sandy part of the beach. Source

Sitting and looking over Nice. Source

Posing as a romantic silhouette. Source

And, kissing in the dark. Awwwwwwwww. I've melted. Source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos. The last one is great. Love in the time of stress and war. thanks.

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