Soldiers crossing the Rhine River at Cologne Germany

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Title Soldiers crossing the Rhine River at Cologne Germany
Creator Andersen, Phil; Andersen, Barbara
Publisher Family Heritage Publishers
Date 2004
Date Digital 2004
Temporal Coverage 1945
Spatial Coverage Germany
Subject Photograph; World War II; US Army Soldiers; 310th Infantry Regiment; 78th Infantry Division; Cologne, Germany; Cologne Cathedral; Rhine River
Description US Army Foot Soldier's personal photograph of solders crossing the Rhine River at Cologne, Germany 1945.
Abstract US Army Foot Soldier's personal photograph of soldiers crossing the Rhine River at Cologne Germany. The soldiers crossed the Rhine River on a wobbly pontoon boats. They carefully stepped over the little boats. Water sloshed over their feet with every step. One mistake and they would topple. The pontoons were, wiggly, wet and uneven, and the roaring Rhine River rolled swiftly along underneath. The Cologne Cathedral with its two spires was where the photographer noticed a hole near the top of one of the spires. That was all the damage that he could see. It was standing in the middle of mounds of ruins. The US pilots were so accurate that they destroyed the surrounding area in air raids, but left the cathedral standing nearly unharmed. Cologne was overtaken in two days.
Type Image/StillImage
Genre War Photo
Format image/jpeg
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Metadata Cataloger Susan Sherman
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Date Created 2015-02-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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