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Famous Kiss , Sailor, and Nurse in New York City

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Famous Kiss, Sailor, and Nurse in New York City - Free coloring page

Famous kiss sailor

There is a picture of a sailor kissing a woman in Times Square during the celebrations of the end of the second world war. The famous sailor is known as George Mendonsa and he died at the age of 95. Mendosa was a uniformed sailor in the US Navy when a picture of him kissing a woman in a nurse’s uniform was taken on 14 August 1945 which is the day Japan surrendered. The picture was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt and he published it in Life magazine and it became one of the most popular images of the 20th century. 

History of World War II New York

World War II was a tale of two cities in New York as the city was divided in a different way on this day. Due to the fact that New York is largely an immigrant city, the city was locked in a debate over the war whether to stay neutral or to fight. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, it was then decisive and it was defined by one word which is the sacrifice. Since New York was a dominant port city, it made itself an arsenal for the allies and most of the ethnicity rushed to help. The city was the launching point for troops, supplies, and fuels. During the course of the war, there were more tensions as the Japanese were sent to the internment camps and instead of welcoming immigrants, Ellis Island was turned to a detention center for any Italians, Germans that were suspected of illegal activity.


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