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    TORGAU ELBE

    By Peter B. Zwack – – Thursday, April 2, 2015 Seventy years ago this April 25, American and Soviet military met as wartime allies against Nazi Germany in the closing days of World War II in an obscure and now long-forgotten place on the Elbe River called Torgau. This was a truly special embrace of men in arms in a terribly costly but just war against the most hideous existential threat the modern world had ever known. It brought about a bond between wartime allies that shortly thereafter was lost and abandoned in the Cold War. It looks increasingly likely that we will not mutually commemorate the 70th anniversary of…