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Article about: Hi all I found some very interesting pictures on the net form the Allies meeting the Soviets near Torgau, Germany in april 1945... First picture: "2nd Lt. William Robertson and Lt. Alex

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    Hi all


    I found some very interesting pictures on the net form the Allies meeting the Soviets near Torgau, Germany in april 1945...


    First picture:

    "2nd Lt. William Robertson and Lt. Alexander Sylvashko, Russian Army, shown in front of sign "East Meets West" symbolizing the historic meeting of the Russian and American Armies, near Torgau, Germany, april 25, 1945.
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    I found this picture in a documentary. It's the same sign "East meets West" but in color.
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    Very interesting pics Nick... Some times after the things will be very different between US and URSS...

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    Quote by Nick VR View Post
    Second picture:

    I found this picture in a documentary. It's the same sign "East meets West" but in color.
    Nice picture, thanks for posting it.

    The image is from the documentary "D-Day to Berlin" and was filmed in colour by the Hollywood director George Stevens. He was officially appointed to record the invasion of Europe with a black & white 35 mm camera (a Bell & Howell Eyemo), but also took his own 16mm camera (Bell & Howell Filmo) loaded with colour Kodachrome film, and made a personal diary of his adventure in colour.

    It is an awesome recollection of footage, especially of the liberation of Paris, of the Dachau Camp and the encounter of the U.S. and Soviet armies in Torgau.

    Really worth watching. It is available in the Mule. (and you can watch it online on Youtube).


    Cheers,

    Gus

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    I grabbed these a few years ago and saved them...

    Are not they wonderful?
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    Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!


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    Hi Richie


    These are great, you found them on the net?


    Greetz & thx

    Nick VR

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    I would think that they are readily available, as I plucked them off a thread in the Russian language "Форум военных коллекционеров - "WW2" forum. I am certain the member who posted them got them somewhere on the net...

    I'm glad I have shown these here because I have just spotted three interesting details in two of the photos...
    Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!


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    That is NOT a Soviet bayonet or scout knife...
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    Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!


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    The belt is US Lend-Lease made for soldiers, except here it is worn by an officer... AND, the sidearm stuffed into it is NOT a TT33, nor is it a Nagant revolver...
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    Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!


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    Oops! I almost missed another...

    Is that GI Lt. holding a P38?
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    Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam!


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