Film, Video [World War II color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River] World War 2 color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River / World War Two color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River / Inventory title: Torgau-Russians
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- [World War II color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River]
- World War 2 color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River
- World War Two color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River
- Inventory title: Torgau-Russians
- The SPECOU covers the link up of the American, British and Russian troops in Torgau on the Elbe River in April 1945. This meeting marked when Germany was taken on both sides by Allied forces, the American and British forces moving from the west and the Russians moving from the east.
- Stevens, George, 1904-1975
- United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
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- American soldiers, including Stevens, interact with Russian soldiers at Torgau -- Refugees with carts and in vehicles moving through town -- Refugees are loaded onto ferry rafts on the Elbe River -- Out of sequence shot of Stevens traveling in his jeep near Berlin -- "East meets West" poster in which a Russian soldier shakes hands with an American soldier as they stand on a swastika -- Arrival of a foreign officer, possibly French, by boat -- Russian soldiers mounted on horseback -- Stevens and other American soldiers meet Russian officers and soldiers by the river -- Hamilton and a Russian soldier examine each other's camera equipment -- Posed photos taken of officers in front of British, American and Russian flags -- Numerous photographers and cameramen follow the large delegation of officers and soldiers as they move to a compound -- Stevens and SPECOU members (Hoar, Moffat, Hamilton, Marthey) interact with Russian soldiers -- Russian soldier dances, accompanied by Russian soldiers playing the drum and accordion -- Russian soldier shows Stevens how to operate his machine gun -- Shot of damaged bridge down river.
- - World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Torgau
- - Elbe River (Czech Republic and Germany)
- - United States--Armed Forces--Officers
- - Soviet Union--Armed Forces--Officers
- - Soldiers--United States
- - Soldiers--Soviet Union
- - World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany--Torgau
- - Stevens, George,--1904-1975
- - Hamilton, Bill,--1908-1971
- - Moffat, Ivan
- - Kent, Dick,--1922-1988
- - Marthey, Ken,--1916-2014
- - United States.--Army.--Signal Corps.--Special Coverage Unit
- Unedited footage
- Nonfiction films
- - Scenes depicted are not in chronological order.
- - Recorded in April 1945 in Torgau, Germany.
- - During World War II, film director George Stevens was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Signal Corps. In late 1943, he was directed to organize a Special Coverage Unit (SPECOU) of cameramen and sound recorders to photograph the Americans landing in Europe on D-Day. The unit was embedded with American and Allied troops as they moved through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.
- - Sources used: Five came back by Mark Harris; "Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, World War II color film" document in M/B/RS acquisition file, ACQ: Stevens, George (Jr.).
- 1 video file (digital) (20 min.) : si., col.
- Stevens (George, Jr.) Collection (Library of Congress)
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Stevens, George, and United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. World War II color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River. 1945. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600753/.
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Stevens, G. & United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. (1945) World War II color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600753/.
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Stevens, George, and United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. World War II color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River. 1945. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600753/>.