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  • Instructed to sacrifice everything for speed the French 5th Armoured Division and Spahi reconnaissance regiment enthusiastically overcame fanatical resistance from German SS units to enter the western suburbs of Stuttgart, Germany. The tanks had moved so fast that it would not be until the following day that their supporting infantry, Moroccan and Algerian Tiralleurs, could catch up, but they had beaten the Americans to the Southwest German city. ww2dbase [Stuttgart, W├╝rttemberg-Hohenzollern | AC]
21 Apr 1945

3 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 May 1945
General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny presenting awards to French, French colonial, and American troops, Stuttgart, Germany, 3 May 1945; note Brigadier General Carl Baehr (front row) and Brigadier General Charles Palmer (second row) also present

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