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British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, left, and Soviet General Konstantin Rokossovsky, right, during a visit to Rokossovsky’s headquarters in Wismar, Germany, 7 May 1945.

Caption   British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, left, and Soviet General Konstantin Rokossovsky, right, during a visit to Rokossovsky’s headquarters in Wismar, Germany, 7 May 1945. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   BU5523
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Photos on Same Day 7 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Wismar, Germany
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 19 Nov 2019

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Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 Nov 2019 03:02:00 PM

Up until this day, this had been the headquarters of the Canadian 6th Airborne Division who had originally taken Wismar over stiff German resistance. Once the war ended, Wismar was in the Russian zone and so it was set to be turned over to the Soviet Army. Reluctant to give up their prize, the Canadians prolonged the negotiations with the Russians for several days, allowing many prominent Germans to escape to the west before coming under Soviet authority. Some say this also allowed the Danes to better secure their southern border to discourage Soviet influences from entering Denmark.

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WW2-Era Place Name Wismar, Germany
Lat/Long 53.8918, 11.4661
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