Hands across the Elbe the Soviet-American linkup

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Published by Turner Pub. in Paducah, Ky .

Written in English

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  • Elbe River Valley (Czech Republic and Germany)


  • United States. Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.,
  • Soviet Union. Raboche-Krestʹi͡a︡nskai͡a︡ Krasnai͡a︡ Armii͡a︡ -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Elbe River Valley (Czech Republic and Germany),
  • Elbe River Valley (Czech Republic and Germany) -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Statementedited by Delbert and Donna Philpott.
GenrePersonal narratives.
ContributionsPhilpott, Delbert E., Philpott, Donna.
LC ClassificationsD811.A2 H286 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1123889M
ISBN 101563111721
LC Control Number94061947

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