(ABC NEWS) — Two authors claim they have figured out the identities of the sailor and nurse seen kissing in the iconic 1945 Life magazine photograph from the end of World War II.
In "The Kissing Sailor," co-authors George Galdorisi of Coronada, Calif., and Lawrence Verria of Bristol, R.I., tell what they call the story of the real man and woman in the picture.
On August 14, 1945, which was Victory Over Japan Day, Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt took the photo in New York City's Time Square. He took four dozen photographs, including four of the unknown couple kissing. He had lost track of his reporter in the crowd, and the two who kissed moved on without telling each other - or Eisenstaedt - their names.
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