"the War had just ended."
"The segerrusige George grabbade hold of Greta and gave her a passionate kiss."
"Times Square was full of tens of thousands of cheering people. It was on August 14, 1945 and the second world war was finally over."
"Among them on the square was the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, as documented fredsfirandet. The sailor, George Mendonsa, was on site and he celebrated with."
"– It happened in the moment. You come back from the Pacific ocean – and the war came to an end at last. he told CBS News in 2012."
" It was joy that the war was over, plus I had drank a lot. So when I saw the nurse, I took hold of her and kissed her."
"”Was not much of a kiss”"
"the Nurse was a 21-year-old Greta Zimmer Friedman who was at work when she heard rumors that the japanese surrendered after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then went to Times Square and was caught by George."
"– Suddenly took a sailor grabbed me. There wasn't much to the kiss. It was more of a celebration action. Later I found out that he was so happy not to have to go back to the Pacific where they were during the war, " said Greta Zimmer Friedman in an interview for the Veterans history project in 2005."
"Alfred Eisenstaedt found George and Greta in the camera viewfinder, and squeezed. The iconic image was published in the tidningsmagasinet Life and is one of the most well-known from the 1900s."
"' Never kiss me like that”"
"the thing is that George was out on his first date with future wife Rita, she is visible just above his shoulder."
""I have never been angry that George kissed another woman on our first date," she said to the Daily Mail in 2012."
"– Over all the years, George has never kissed me like that."
"two years ago, died, Greta Zimmer Friedman, 92 years old."
"Now, George Mendonsa also dead. He died after a stroke two days before his 96th birthday at the home for the elderly in Middletown in Rhode Island, where he lived with his Drawing that he was married to for 70 years. "