Robert Capa LIFE magazine, 14th May 1945

'The War in Europe is Over'.   The cover features a Robert Capa photograph entitled 'Victorious Yank'.  The magazine also features a series of photographs taken as he accompanied men of F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment of the US 2nd Infantry Division who entered Leipzig on the 18th April 1945.  As the GIs  began to cross the Zeppelin Bridge over the Weisse Elster Canal, they ran into some German resistance.

En route back to Paris, Capa stopped off in Nuremberg, which had fallen to the US 7th Army on the 20th April.  In the stadium he encountered Hubert Strickland, a driver who had driven Capa into Paris on the day of liberation in August 1944.  Capa photographed him on the stadium steps pulling a mock salute.

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