Handshakes of Soviet and American soldiers in Elba Day

Elba Day

Elba Day. Handshakes of Soviet soldiers from the 58th Guards Rifle Division of the 34th Guards Rifle Corps of the 5th Guards Army of the First Ukrainian Front and the American soldiers of the 273rd Infantry Division of the 69th Infantry Division (69th Infantry Division, “Fighting 69th”) VII Corps of the 1st US Army. Americans from left to right: Private 1st Class John A. Mitszer, Private 1st Class Dilbert I. Philpott and Private Thomas B. Summers.



Location: Torgau, Germany
Date: April 25, 1945
Author: Allan Jackson



Sources of information about the photo:
1. www.69th-infantry-division.com
2. www.69th-infantry-division.com
3. www.gettyimages.co.uk
4. embassy-voices.livejournal.com

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