50+ Photos That Capture Honeymoon Of A Couple On Battlefields of WWII

Ernest Kreiling was an American soldier who served from 1941 until 1945, and he was awarded Bronze Star for bravery. In 1947, he revisited the battlefields of Europe with his wife by bike on his honeymoon. LIFE magazine photographer Anthony Linck followed the couple and documented their strange honeymoon. They visited war-ravaged Europe, including the battlefields in France, Belgium, and Germany on which Ernest had fought in the second World War. The couple climb into fox holes, sleep inside a barn where he once spent the night with his fellow soldiers, ride German and American abandoned tanks.

#21 Ernie Kreiling gets helmet put on his head by his laughing wife in the foxhole where he first heard an enemy shell during their vacation tour of battlefields were he fought during WWII in North country.

Written by Aung Budhh

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