WWII veteran reconciles with long lost love after 75 years

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'You know, when you get married, after that you can't do it anymore, ' Robbins replied.

"When he left in the truck, I cried, of course, I was very sad", Pierson said.

The love story of this American veteran who fell head over heels in love with a French woman during the global war is proof that "true love never dies".

When the war came to an end in 1945, Jeannine began learning basic English phrases in the hope that her Robbins would return.

Instead Robbins, who enlisted in the 26th Infantry, First Division in 1940 and later volunteered to serve in a bakery battalion, returned to America.

It was there he met and married Lillian, his wife of 70 years.

"Well... you know, when you get married, after, you cannot do it any more", he said.

Although he already assumed that she had passed away, the journalists were eager enough to track down Ganaye.

After 75-years, the pair were reunited, with the help of journalists and in the BBC video Mr Robbins said: "Jeannine".

The pair fell in love while Mr Robbins spent three months in the young woman's village, but their courtship ended when he was suddenly deployed, Fox News reported.

The two, both widowed, met when she was 18 years old.

Despite marrying, Robbins kept a black and white photo of his wartime sweetheart.

She was thrilled to see him, too.

But the pair lost touch after Mr Robbins had to leave in a hurry when he was reassigned to the frontline, leaving them both wondering whether they would ever meet again.

Robbins and Pierson immediately embraced when they were reunited, gazing into each other's eyes with adoration and joy.

'I always loved you.

"We had a good life together", Robbins told WREG.

"He said he loves me".

However, he was soon to be proven wrong as some French reporters helped Robbins find Pierson. The two shared an emotional kiss and Robbins showed Pierson the photo of her he has kept with him all these years. "I wish he had come back".

"I've always thought of him thinking maybe he'll come", she told the BBC. "I wish he had come back". Robbins said that he would like to meet her again, but said he thought she was no longer alive.

The former sweethearts spent a few hours together before Robbins had to leave for the anniversary celebrations in Normandy.

As they said their goodbyes, the two said that they hope to see each other again.

Upon embracing Jeannine, Mr Robbins said: "I always loved you".



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