Thousands of people gathered at Times Square on the 14th of August, 1945 in New York City to listen to the official announcement of the 'End of the War'. And when that sign flashed at 7:03 with the much awaited message by President Truman, it was like the heavens had opened it's door at Times Square.
There were cries of victory, laughter amongst the cheering crowd, strangers hugged each other and sailors kissed their maidens...
This one above is taken by renown photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, but the one below is the same picture, taken from a different angle, by Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen, who has received little credit for his work which some say is more published than the other usually to the credit of the Navy and sometimes, mistakenly, to credited to Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Either ways I love both these photographs, gives you that mushy kinda feeling of love, despite war!