40. JAN. 30. 1882 . APR. 12.
1945 NATION MOURNS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
On ApriL 12. 1945. the nation
and the world are shocked by the news of President Franklin D.
Roosevelts sudden death. The funeral cortege moves along
Constitution Avenue in Washington enroute to the Union Station
and thence to the family home at Hyde Park. New York.
41. NUREMBERG CAPTURED
Two months after the start
of General Dwight D. Eisenhowers great offensive to sweep
across the Rhine. troops of General Patchs 7th Army salute
the flag in bomb-blasted Nuremberg on April 20. 1945. Here, the
biggest rallies of the Nazi party were held., More than 90% of
the city lies in ruins but the cathedral escapes serious damage.
42. RUSSIANS AND AMERICANS
MEET AT ELBE (Apr. 1945).
On April 26. an historic moment
is pictured when the American and Russian Armies make contact
on the River Elbe, seventylive mles south of Berlin.
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