It wasn’t only grooms who were in uniform! Ernie and Joan Howe of Cambridgeshire, England were both in the armed forces when they married on October This photo was published on their wedding anniversary, in their local newspaper called The Cambs Times.
This is one of the most famous photographs from the Second World War. Apparently the nurse slapped the soldier immediately after. The event was the celebration of the end of the war and it was taken in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt. New York 1945
"The Debelaks, Lieutenant William F., of Chicago, and the former Jean Trowbridge, of Seattle, met three months ago." | Date taken: March 1942; Location: El Paso, Texas, USA; Photographer: Eliot Elisofon. | Published photo from the article "Soldiers' Wedding: Seven Couples Marry All At Once." - May 4, 1942 LIFE magazine. | LIFE Photo Archive hosted by Google.