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U.S. soldiers reach out to shake hands with Russian troops on a broken bridge over the Elbe River at Torgau, Germany, on April 25, 1945. Soldiers stand on the damaged bridge that spanned the Elbe River near Torgau, Germany. There, for the first time, Russian troops pushing west across Europe met American troops fighting eastward on April 25, 1945.

The photo was actually staged a day later, with three American soldiers from the 69th Infantry Division extending their hands to four soldiers from the Soviet 58th Guards Division... (read more about this story at: Journal Sentinel


Meg Jones - http://www.jsonline.com/ | Associated Press

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