April 25 1945 – Soldiers from the Soviet Union and United States Meet at the River Elbe

April 25 1945 – Soldiers from the Soviet Union and United States Meet at the River Elbe3 (60%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Almost seven years after the Nazis rolled into Poland, combat in the European theater of World War II came to a halt at the River Elbe on April 25, 1945. Just outside the town of Torgau in eastern Germany, elements of the United States Army’s 69th Infantry Division and the 5th Guards Army of the Soviet Union came face to face following a long campaign of rolling back Adolf Hitler’s conquest of the continent. Less than two weeks later, the Allies would celebrate victory in Europe. […]