Ivan and Frank

April 1945, allied armies launch a ‘pincer’ offensive against Nazi Germany on enemy soil. Soviet troops attack from the east and the US Army from the west. On April 25, the allied forces meet at the River Elbe. With this decisive operation, the two armies effectively cut Germany in half and just two weeks later, the war in Europe ended. It was a joyous day for the soldiers of both armies; Russian, Ivan Mozgovenko and Frank Cohn from America were among them. Now, the two old soldiers meet again in Moscow to celebrate the pivotal day that heralded the long-awaited defeat of the Third Reich.

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