The photo shows the Elbe near Torgau, at the place where American and Soviet soldiers met each other on 25 April 1945. This link-up of the western and eastern Allies marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War.
High-resolution versions of our original photographs are available for purchase for you to use in printed publications or elsewhere. Contact us for further information. Be sure to make a note of the URL of the photos you are interested in. We do not sell these photos for profit, only to cover the maintenance costs of the website.