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Czech civilians cheer American soldiers.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51159

Czech civilians cheer American soldiers.

Original Caption: "Civilians of Schuttenhoffen, Czechoslovakia, line up to cheer the entrance of Fourth Armored Division forces of the Third US Army, who liberated their town from the Germans. This photograph was taken May 6, 1945, while fighting was still raging in the country. This continued even after the German high command signed unconditional surrender terms May 7, 1945, although the Germans in Czechoslovakia were ordered to cease firing and were threatened with heavy penalties. Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Germans in 1939 and was reentered by Allied forces May 1, 1945."

1945 May 06
Schuttenhoffen, Czechoslovakia
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
Record last modified: 2014-05-28 00:00:00
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