Infantrymen of the US First Army shake hands with Russian soldiers on the broken bridge over the Elbe after the link-up at Torgau, Germany. The US soldiers are (L-R): Pfc. John A Metzger, Delbert E Philpott, and Pvt. Thomas B Summers; all are from A Company, 271st Regiment. (Photo by Allan Jackson/Getty Images). 04-1945

An inmate breaks out in tears as he finds out he is not leaving with the first group to the hospital May 4, 1945 after the U.S. liberation troops entered the concentration camp at Wobbelin in Germany. Many inmates were found in pitiful condition. (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

An RAF officer, two members of the Women's Royal Airforce and a civilian celebrate the news of victory in London's Whitehall. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Russian soldiers flying the Red Flag, made from table cloths, over the ruins of the Reichstag in Berlin. (Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/Getty Images)

Children play on the bomb sites and wrecked tanks in Berlin, in the aftermath of the fighting in the city. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 08-1945

French prisoners of war, liberated women in their striped prison garb and political prisoners of all nationalities returning home on the road West of Berlin. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 05-1945

Russian and American troops dancing together when the official link-up was made between the US 9th Army and the Russians at Cobblesdorf. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 05-1945

Russian, American and British troops on the balcony of Hitler's Chancellery in Berlin. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

A Polish prisoner at Erla concentration camp near Magdeburg in Germany, beside the corpse of a fellow prisoner who was burnt by the Germans. (Photo by Margaret Bourke White/Getty Images). 05-1945

Soldiers from the Women's Royal Army Corps in their service vehicle, driving through Trafalgar Square during the VE Day celebrations in London. (Photo by R J Salmon/Getty Images). 05-1945

A Hungarian Jewish boy in his prison suit of blue and white stripes smiles over the barbed wire at Dachau concentraion Camp. He was expecting to be gassed in a few days time and now is saved. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Getty Images). 05-1945

On a road west of Berlin, hundreds of people who had been incarcerated by the Germans or who were part of a forced labour force are returning home. The tanks are of the Russian Stalin variety. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 05-1945

American military commander, General Bradley, with his Soviet counterpart, Marshal Koniev, at the Russian's headquarters. (Photo by Allan Jackson/Getty Images). 05-1945

Members of General Patton's army with a stash of approximately 100 tons of gold bullion and art treasures found hidden in a salt mine near Merkers. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 05-1945

American servicemen with a 15 century statue of Eve, three Cranachs and three Rembrandts amongst the looted art treasures on exhibition at a former Luftwaffe barracks near Konigsee. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Getty Images). 05-1945

Americans take to the streets on hearing the news of Germany's unconditional surrender. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 05-1945

Soviet troops at the wheel of a flower bed-decked jeep as they enter Prague after it had been liberated by Czech patriots. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 05-1945

A wrecked German vehicle and a framed photograph of Adolf Hitler in the Dutch town of Groningern, Holland. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 05-1945

Crowds on the Champs Elysees celebrate Victory in Europe at the end of World War II with a joyful procession. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 8th May 1945
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