German civilians gather around British tanks in occupied Hamburg, 5 May 1945
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe, 1945.
Elements of General Sir Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group occupied Hamburg on 3 May 1945 after crossing the River Elbe. They then pushed on towards Denmark and the Baltic Sea, where they met the Red Army advancing from the east.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection