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Line of Demarcation between Soviet and Anglo-American Troops (1945)

This map shows the line of demarcation between Soviet and Anglo-American troops at two different points in time. At the end of the war in May 1945, the dividing line was to the east of the intended boundary between the Western occupation zones and the Soviet occupation zone. To adhere to the borders of the zones of occupation, Anglo-American troops withdrew from Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, and Mecklenburg in the early summer of 1945 and handed these territories over to the Soviet Union on July 1, 1945.

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Source: Bundesministerium für gesamtdeutsche Fragen [Federal Ministry for Inter-German Affairs], ed., A bis Z
[A to Z]. Bonn, 1969, pp. 137.

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