• Short Summary

    Russian and America troops link up on the banks of the river Elbe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HANDS ACROSS THE REICH".

    Germany.

    Several shots of the American radio operator at work - establishing the first link with Red Army troops.

    General scenes of the link up of American and Soviet troops on the banks of the River Elbe. Close up shots of Soviet and American hands shaking. Close up shot of Russian and American soldiers drinking a toast. Close up shot of a sign "East meets West" with Russian and American soldiers shaking hands.

    Note: Voices of Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and BBC war correspondent Frank Gillard are used in this item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1153.10
    Media URN:
    39953
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:36:00 / 01:14:42:00
    Canister:
    45/36

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