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Advance from Gladbacher Straße to Cathedral
March 6, 1945 at morning. US troops are reaching street Gladbacher Straße.
Pershing tank at junction street Spichernstraße.
Once again the Pershing tank at intersection Spichernstraße.
Intersection Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring. Coming from street Hansaring a private car is driving to Christophstraße. It is hit by the US troops, the driver dies immediately, the co-driver, a young woman dies later.
Gladbacher Straße, in background street Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring and church St. Gereon.
Intersection Gladbacher Straße / Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring.
Intersection Christophstraße / Von-Werth-Straße. Photo 1945 by Johnny Florea.
Christophstraße and Gladbacher Straße. Photo 1945 by Johnny Florea.
Intersection Christophstraße / Von-Werth-Straße. This private car, that was hit before by the US troops. The driver died immediately, the co-driver, a young woman, later.
Intersection Christophstraße / Von-Werth-Straße. Again the private car at the side. Pershing tank and Sherman tank in background.
Once again Christophstraße. Infantrymen and armor of the First U.S. Army proceed through the streets. On the left side the German car shown in the picture before already. In foreground left a body lies in the guttor. The soldier looks very interested to the right side. 1945 photo by U.S. Signal Corps ETO-HQ-45-17864, Bundesarchiv.
The soldier is watching the private car on the right side of the street, it's the car the US troops had hit before. The driver died and the co-driver, the young woman lies next to the car, waiting for help / transport.
Pershing Panzer on Christophstraße on the way to the Cathedral.