French and American soldiers after the encircled German troops in the “Colmar Pocket”

French and American soldiers

French soldiers (from the unit of colonial units – Tirailleurs algériens) treat the American soldiers with sweets during a meeting in Rouffach (now in France).
On February 5, US troops joined the 1st French Corps, completing the encirclement of the German troops at Colmar Pocket and the Colmar operation as a whole. The remains of four German divisions were surrounded and captured and the other half of the German group, having suffered considerable losses, withdrew to the right bank of the Rhine.


Source: National Archives of the United States.



Location: Ruffach, Germany
Date: February 5, 1945

In : 1945

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