Actress Marlene Dietrich kisses a soldier returning home from war, 1945

This photo shows Marlene Dietrich passionately kissing an American soldier on his way home from World War II. The boy on the left seems to be enjoying the view holding him. It was first published in Life magazine with the headline: "When soldiers hold her by her famous feet, Marlene Dietrich is kissed by the GI coming home".

The ship was the Monticello, a converted cruise liner. Her original name was SS Conte Grande and was built in 1927 in Trieste, Italy. During World War II, she was acquired by the United States and was used as a US military in 1942—renamed USS Monticello (AP-61).

At the time this photo was taken, he was carrying parts of the home of the 2nd Infantry Division. Second-class soldiers entered the battle in Normandy on D-Day. They fought throughout Europe in Czechoslovakia.

They arrived in New York (when this photograph was taken) on July 20, 1945. The war was not over for them. They were going to Camp Swift, Texas for training. They were considered part of the invasion of Japan.

Marlene Dietrich has a curious story. She was a German actress and singer. Her cinematography life began in Germany and later in Hollywood where she became very famous.

Dietrich was known to have strong political beliefs and the mind to speak him. In interviews, Dietrich stated that he was approached by Nazi Party representatives to return to Germany, but was flatly turned down. Dietrich, a staunch anti-Nazi, became a US citizen in 1939.

In December 1941, the U.S. entered World War II, and Dietrich became one of the first figures to extend the war bond. She toured the US from January 1942 to September 1943 (appearing in front of 250,000 soldiers on the Pacific Coast of her tour alone) and was reported to have sold more war bonds than any other Star. At the end of the war, he was awarded the highest American civilian medal: the Medal of Freedom.

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