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NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who was kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died at the age of 92.

Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant in a nurse's uniform on Aug. 14, 1945, known as V-J Day, the day the Japanese surrendered. People spilled out into the streets from restaurants, bars and movie theaters in New York City when they heard the news. That's when George Mendonsa spotted Friedman, spun her around and planted a kiss on her. The two had never met.

"It wasn't that much of a kiss," Friedman said in an interview with the Veterans History Project in 2005. "It was just somebody celebrating. It wasn't a romantic event."

The photograph has become one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.



Сейчас бы посадили на двадцать лет за sexual battery. Не верите мне - послушайте феминистов.
http://feministing.com/2012/10/04/iconic-kissing-sailor-photo-depicts-sexual-assault-not-romance/
О! интересные рассуждения, но благодаря такому экстриму мысли золотая середина рождается и воплощается в жизнь:)

вообще, судя по воспоминаниям участницы фотографии там не было сексуального привкуса, а всё дело в порыве чувств и благодарности к медсёстрам:)


"...Suddenly, I was grabbed by a sailor. It wasn't that much of a kiss. It was more of a jubilant act that he didn't have to go back. I found out later he was so happy that he didn't have to go back to the Pacific where they had already been through the war. The reason he grabbed somebody dressed like a nurse, that he felt so very grateful to the nurses who took care of the wounded. " from http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.42863/transcript?ID=sr0001
для таких случаев продаются даже специалные костюмы медсестёр
Отличная идея - подскажу старшей для NY в зтом году медсестрой выйти, а бойфренда матросиком нарчдить:)
из-за ссылки в моём коментарии "я" в спам попла...
А я правильно понимаю, что sexual battery - это то, что наступает после sexual harassment? Или это одно и то же?