Russian officer commanded 2nd Bn 175th Guards Rifles, 58th Guards Division on River Elbe at Torgau, Germany, 1945. English translation
REEL 1 Recollections of period commanding 2nd Bn 175th Guards Rifles, 58th Guards Division in Germany, 1945: sketch of his war service, 1941-1945; description of meeting between Russian and American troops at Torgau on River Elbe, 25/4/1945; feeding German civilians on banks of River Elbe; his awards including an American one; impressions of Americans; German behaviour in Russia and Russian behaviour in Germany; reaction of populace on return to Russia, 1945; impressions of conditions in Poland and Germany. Opinion of Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech at Fulton, Missouri, US, 3/1946. Question of whether Cold War was necessary.