World War II “Kissing Sailor”- Glenn Mc Duffie dies at 86


In what is considered as the most iconic pictures of all time, the young sailor seen kissing a nurse is actually no more, he was 86. The said picture was taken by famous Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt on V-J Day.

World War II Kissing Sailor Glenn Mc Duffie dies at 86-global-annal-bhavesh-kumar

McDuffie was 18 when he admitted to the fact that it was him in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain.

“I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer,” McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. “I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldn’t block her face, and I kissed her just long enough for him to take the picture.”

Source: Chron

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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