Ernest Kreiling was an American soldier who served from 1941 until 1945, he was awarded with Bronze star for bravery in action. In 1947, he revisited the battlefields of Europe with his wife by bike on 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 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.