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World War II / Elbe Reunion #95713

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Torgau, East Germany) Mtg. of United States and USSR troops at Elbe River here in World War II and significance of event reviewed; historical films shown. Roles of Lieutenant William Robertson, Alex Silvashko, and Gens. Emil F. Reinhart and Rusakov recalled. [Dr. William ROBERTSON - recalls experience.] Commemoration of link-up today noted officially boycotted by United States government due to recent death of United States military attache during mission in East Germany last month. East Germany's attitude toward World War II, Adolf Hitler and war reparations described. [Vet. Legrand WOOLEY - praises his treatment here; understands United States boycott over Nicholson incident.] [Vet. Eugene BUTTERFIELD - thinks USSR is using US vets. attending ceremonies.] [ROBERTSON - praises Silvashko, Soviet troops.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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