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Document for April 25th:
"Happy 2nd Lieutenant William Robertson and Lt. Alexander Sylvashko, Russian Army..." 04/25/1945


"Happy 2nd Lieutenant William Robertson and Lt. Alexander Sylvashko, Russian Army..."

"Happy 2nd Lieutenant 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." 04/25/1945, (National Archives Identifier: 531276); Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954; Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982; Record Group 111; National Archives.

On April 25, 1945, American troops pushing eastward into Nazi Germany finally made contact with Russian forces pushing westward near the Elbe River.
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