Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38

Caption   Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38 ww2dbase
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Parabellum P08 'Luger'   Main article  Photos  
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Tokarev TT-33   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 28 Apr 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Nov 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Sep 2012 12:12:27 PM

HOME ALIVE IN '45, SO FAR, SO GOOD: LETS SEE WHAT BORIS HAS BEEN ISSUED LOOKS LIKE THE M43 TUNIC W/BUTTON FRONT COLLAR, TWO FRONT POCKETS WITHOUT PLEATS, RANK COULD BE A SENIOR LEUTENANT, BUT THIS IS ONLY MY GUESS, TO MUCH REFLECTION IN PHOTO TO REALLY TELL RANK ON SHOULDER BOARDS. LEATHER MAP CASE W/SAM BROWNE STYLE SHOULDER STRAP, BELT W/RED STAR BUCKLE. HE'S ARMED W/ TOKAREV TT-33 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL 7.62x25mm. HIS AWARDS ARE: SOVIET GUARDS BADGE, SOVIET ORDER OF THE RED STAR AND THE LAST, AWARD CAN'T IDENTIFY. RUSSIAN OFFICER'S RANK IN CENTER OF PHOTO IS THAT OF A CAPTAIN. VIKTOR, HAS BEEN ISSUED THE M43 UNIFORM AND WARES THE M35 SIDECAP W/RED STAR INSIGINIA. AWARDS ARE SOVIET GUARDS BADGE, SOVIET ORDER OF THE RED STAR. SAM BROWNE BELT WITH CAPTURED GERMAN LUGER P08,9mm PISTOL. JOE,OUR GI LEUTENANT HAS BEEN ISSUED THE(OD)OLIVE-DRAB GI SHIRT AND TROUSERS, M1 GI HELMET, W/69TH DIVISION INSIGNIA, WEB BELT W/TWO-POUCH MAGAZINES FOR THE .45 CALIBER M1911 ACP PISTOL AND HOLSTER. LOOKS LIKE HE'S TAKEN HOME TO SHOW THE FOLKS HIS CAPTURED WALTHER 9mm,P38 PISTOL. STEVE OUR GI BEHIND HIM IS ALSO W/THE 69TH DIVISION HIS RANK A T/5,5TH GRADE TECHNICIAN SAME AS A CORPORAL. IF ANYONE HAS MORE INFO, POST IT HERE AT WW2BD...
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Oct 2016 07:01:06 PM

DEFEAT OF NAZI GERMANY: Victory! over Nazi Germany this would be the first and last time the two Superpowers the United States and the USSR defeat a common enemy in the 20th Century. After WWII the Cold War changed the face of Europe for the next forty years and separated Europe into two armed camps, each with its own alliances, NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Decades after the end of WWII the greatest conflict in human history still holds its secrets, with books, movies and documentaries, and will continued to be studied by historians for centuries... I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to share my knowledge of WWII...

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