GERMANY. Breslau. May 1945. “All Quiet on the Oder River”. Soviet soldiers overlooking the last major European city to fall under the control of the Allies after a three-month-long siege (February 13, 1945 - May 6, 1945) and two days before the end of the war in the West.
Breslau was transferred to Poland after the war and rebaptised Wrocław.
Photograph: Dmitry Baltermants