The Common Struggle Against Fascism

“TASS Frontline Herald”. Soviet Troops Meet Allied Troops

27 April 1945
State Archive of the Russian Federation

On April 25, a Soviet reconnaissance party encountered the soldiers of a US patrol force in the western part of the town of Torgau on the Leipzig – Frankfurt-an-der-Oder Highway to the west of the river Elbe. This moment marked the historical meeting of Soviet and Allied troops...