May 08, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.
1945 | On August 14, 1945 — VJ Day — a jubilant sailor plants a kiss on a nurse in Times Square to celebrate the Allies' long- awaited World War II victory over Japan. Originally published (not as a cover shot, as most people assume today, but as just one in a series of "VJ Day victory celebration" images featured in the middle of the magazine) in the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE.
Women in Ohio celebrating VJ Day and the imminent end of World War II. The Cleveland Press headline reads 'Japanese Offer to Surrender' August 1945
This is one of the most famous photographs from the Second World War. The soldier and the nurse are unknown but people have come forward to claim the fame. 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.
Alfred Eisenstaedt, kissing the War Goodbye, Times Square, May 18th, 1945. LIFE Magazine.
Two sailors celebrating the end of World War II, (SJSU University Archives Photographic Collection)
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Children celebrate the surrender of the remaining German forces in the Netherlands with their Canadian liberators, May 5 1945
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This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.
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People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger)