Heartwarming War Photos You've Probably Never Seen Before

By | February 8, 2019

Edith Steiner, a Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust, and John Mackay, the Scottish Soldier that saved her. They were married July 17th, 1946, and will be celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary this year!

When you think about war it’s usually not in a great context. There’s fighting, shooting, and all manner of horrific existential crises that occur, but for the men and women who are in the military not every day is a dour trip in heavy equipment and we’ve got the visual proof. Soldiers during war time love to cut loose so they can cut the tension of their day to day lives.

Whether they’re hanging out with the locals or getting in some quality alone time, these photos of service men and women during World Wars I, II, and Vietnam will show you another side of the conflicts. If you want to see soldiers hanging out with baby kangaroos, or what it was like to drink in a English nom shelter then boy do we have the photos for you! Get out your rations and check out these lovable pics. Enjoy!

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A romance story for the ages if ever there were one. After rescuing a group of Jewish survivors from Auschwitz the Allied troops put together a dance in a local hall that was attended by both soldiers and survivors. Among the attendees were Edith, then known as Eci, and John Mackay. While the two never met while he was helping her out of the camp, they did spend the evening dancing.

While Edith grew up in Hungary, she and John continued seeing each other before marrying and building a life for themselves in Dundee, Scotland. In 2017 they celebrated 71 years together

An incredible photograph of a German soldier going against direct orders to help a young boy cross the newly formed Berlin Wall after being separated from his family, 1961

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After World War II Germany was a confused patchwork of chaos and disorientation when it was divided into distinct zones occupied by the Soviets, Americans, British, and the French. Over the course of the next decade millions of Germans fled West Germany for a better life, and in 1961 the Soviets began putting down a 100 plus mile barbed war wall inside East Berlin.

Soviets were given specific orders to not let anyone pass through the wall once construction began, but amidst the chaos this boy - who lived in East Germany - was stuck on the wrong side of the wall. As the border was closed this soldier lifted the boy to a better life. The barbed wire wall was later built into a full brick wall in 1963.