From a Russian feature film "Meeting on the Elbe" (dubbed in Korean). Reenactment depicts meeting of the American 69th Infantry division and Russian soldiers at the River Elbe near Torgau Germany on April 25 and April 26, 1945. Reenactment : An American soldier meets a Russian soldier on the shore of Elbe river and the soldiers talk. A tank behind the soldiers. The soldiers sit down and the American soldier takes out a dollar note and scribbles on the note. A bridge over the River Elbe as the raised spans meet and come into place. The Russian troops stand in a line on the bridge. Two of the soldiers holding flags. A banner being displayed on the bridge across the river. An American officer and a Russian officer shake hands. The American officer reviews the troops. The band plays. The soldiers stand in a line. The officers salute and walk past the troops. The American soldier and the Russian soldier on the shore of the river. The officers salute. American tanks with troops move. The American officer views the soldiers through binoculars. Soldiers standing behind the American officer. The officers converse looking at a document. An American officer in a room inside a building. A crowd outside the building. The officer looks at the crowd through the window of the building. Another officer enters the room and approaches the American officer. The American officer hands over a symbolic key to the other officer and both men converse.
American, Russian and British soldiers near the Elbe River in Torgau Germany. They stand in front of an "East Meets West" sign on the banks of the river. Generals wait to cross Elbe River. General Reinhardt sits in racing scull. General is rowed across Elbe River in racing scull. General with others disembark on opposite shore of river. Sign "East meets West". GIs of 69th Division shakes hands with Russian Red Army soldier. GIs shake hands with Soviet soldiers. (Note: Opening cameraman slate lists date as 2-24-45, but this event is known to have occurred on April 25 - 26, 1945.)
A Russian feature film depicts the meeting of American and Russian troops on the River Elbe in Germany. Re-enactment : Russian troops on the shore of the River Elbe. A man inside a damaged house. The man carries a baggage and speaks to a woman. The man with the woman and a boy inside the damaged house. American troops on a craft. Russian troops on the shore. Two American officers look through binoculars. Soldiers behind the officers. American troops arrive in crafts on the shore of the River Elbe. American soldiers and Russian soldiers embrace in water. American officers looking through binoculars. Wrecked buildings in view. Vehicles move along the bridge on the River Elbe. Explosions in the background. An American officer looking through binoculars. American soldiers arriving at the shore and embracing Russian soldiers. An American soldier and a Russian soldier holding glasses toast.
United States and Soviet Union soldiers celebrate their victory as world War 2 comes to an end in Germany. "Elbe Day": Soviet and American soldiers meet at the River Elbe on 25-26 April, 1945. View of Nazi swastika being blown up at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg Germany in 1945. Scenes of celebration in the streets of Paris with French civilians cheering American and French soldiers and celebrating the end of World War 2. French women kiss soldiers. Crowd gathered in Times Square in New York celebrating VE-Day (Victory in Europe Day). Foreign Ministers of fifty nations arrive at San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. United States President Harry S. Truman addresses the delegates at the closing ceremony of the conference on June 26, 1946. Ships bring back American soldiers, including some wounded, after World War 2. Women and families on dock at harbor wave and smile at arriving troop ship with American soldiers. Also seen are soldiers of other countries including Soviet Russian soldiers returning to their families at a train station, with smiling and tearful family reunions. Cemeteries with headstones honoring soldiers who died in the war. Military hardware being scrapped to make peacetime goods. Views of explosive charges being set and military aircraft being blown up for scrap. Piles of scrapped military vehicles. A woman in a factory organizes newly manufactured clothes irons. Workers in a factory perform final assembly on newly manufactured ovens and stoves for homes.
U.S. flag being lowered as bugler sounds and narrator alludes to the death of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, near the end of World War II. American troops and tanks rolling through German cities idenfified by narrator as Madeburg, Nuremberg and Leipsig, at end of the war. U.S. troops cleaning out last vestiges of resistance in street fighting. Numerous German citizens lining sidewalks in city and waving white flags. On April 25, 1945, U.S. Army Second Lieutenant William Robertson with soldiers Frank Huff, James McDonnell and Paul Staub, meet Soviet Lieutenant Alexander Silvashko and several Soviet soldiers on the remnants of the Elbe bridge of Torgau. A U.S. Army Brigadier General mingling with Soviet officers. On April 26,1945, Major General Emil F. Reinhardt Commander of the U.S. 69th Infantry Division, walks with Soviet Major General Ruskovof the Soviet 58th Guards Rifle Division near Torgau. They are accompanied by other U.S. and Soviet officers. U.S. and Soviet officers exchange mutual salutes. U.S. and Soviet soldiers mingle, as a Soviet soldier plays accordian and some drink toasts, smoke cigarettes, and pose together. View of the Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg where a U.S. soldier is seen near the huge Swastika atop the Zeppelin Grandstand. Flashback views of Nazi rally there. Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler and Viktor Lutze at the rally. Three American soldiers walking along the same walkway in the rally grounds. The Swastika atop the grandstand being blown up by American troops.
Invasion of Germany by Allied forces during World War II. German officers surrender. Troops in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Map depicts the capture of Germany by the US, UK, and Soviets. East Meets West: U.S. 69th Infantry division and Russian 58th Guard Division troops under Major General Rusakov meet at the Elbe River in Torgau Germany on April 26, 1945. Soldiers shake hands. Allied tanks fire. Allied troops cross Rhine River on a bridge. British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at desk. Paper on a wall by roadside reads 'Law No. 5 Dissolution of Nazi Party'. Civilians look at the paper. U.S. official leaves a car and enters a building for conference. Officials at conference table.