Ghosts of Time: 39 Incredible Then & Now WWII Pictures

 
Omaha Beach, 1944-2015
 
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This haunting collection of images takes us on a journey across the years, combining historical photographs with their modern-day settings.

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US troops inspect a Knocked-out German 4.7 cm PaK(t) auf Panzerkampfwagen 35R(f) self-propelled gun, near Le Molay-Littry, France 20 June 1944 -2015
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A knocked out Sherman tank,Villiers Bocage June 1944 – 2015
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New arrivals: In the days and weeks following D-Day,more US troops arrive on Utah beach 1944 – 2015
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Passing through: Members of the 101st airborne passing through Sainte Marie du Mont June 1944 – 2015
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Joyful greetings: US troops move inland through Colleville sur Mer June 1944 – 2015
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A French civilian takes time to chat to a US soldier, Mont Saint Michel 1944 – 2015
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Men of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division alongside a knocked-out German Tiger tank from the 3rd Company of SS Heavy Tank Battalion in Rauray, during Operation ‘Epsom’, 28 June 1944 – 2015
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German soldiers at the gate of Fort de Boncelles in Belgium, May 1940 – 2015.
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Universal carriers and motorcycles driving inland from Arromanches during the build-up of Allied reinforcements in the bridgehead, 22 June 1944 -2015 (in reality its Route du Débarquement Saint-Côme-de-Fresné)
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German and US medics await the arrival of injured personnel, Aid station #2 St Mere Eglise
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A US patrol in the area of Cherbourg Harbour station 1944 – 2015
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Firefighters and other emergency personnel respond to the crash of a B-29 prototype at the Frye Meat Packing Plant,Seattle . A total of 32 died on the plane and in the fire. Feb 1943 – 2015 (the present building was built on the same footings as the original)
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Dancing Engineers: A GI entertaining his mates,from the Engineer Special Brigade,Weymouth seafront, June 1944 – 2015
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On home ground: The Regiment de la Chaudiere in front of Canada House speaking with French civilians June 1944 – 2015
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Rations: US troops loading K rations just prior to D-Day Weymouth,Dorset 1944 – 2015
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Members of the 82nd AB enter Nijmegen after crossing the Waalbrug 1944 – 2015 (photo courtesy of Toen-nu Koos ty)
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HE 111 on their way to Poland, Kampfgeschwader 1 (KG 1) 1939 – 2015
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A truck pulling a 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun moves along the Quai de Julliet in Caen. In the distance can be seen the Abbaye des Hommes. 1944 – 2015
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Dedication of the 1st US cemetery on French soil, Temp cemetery 1 Omaha beach 12th June 1944 – 2015
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Village life :US troops at the water pump in St Marie du Mont 1944 – 2015
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Honour and sadness:Silver Star award ceremony Carentan (one of the flower girls ,Danielle Laisney, was killed by German artillery during this ceremony, although accounts and dates vary) June 1944 – 2015 (now photo Barbara Wilkinson ty)
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Relief:US troops meet at the corner of what is now Mcauliffe Place, Bastogne .1944 – 2015
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WN33: The British 2nd Army: Royal Navy Commandos of LCOCU (Landing Craft Obstacle Clearing Unit) examine a large casemate and its 88mm gun which formed part of German strongpoint WN33 on the western edge of La Riviere, and which caused the forces landing on ‘King’ Beach, GOLD Area considerable trouble before it was silenced. 1944 – 2015
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Underground: Russian civilians take shelter from German aerial bombing raids during the Battle of Moscow in the city’s Mayakovskaya metro station. Moscow, 1941 – 2015
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Which way now: Major General Manton Sprague Eddy, commander 9th Infantry Division confers with his officers in Beauvain.
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The late fine was huge: Italian soldiers requisition library books from the Library of Palazzo Barberini for reading material to be sent to Italian soldiers on the front lines. Rome, Italy 1941 – 2015
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US troops dress a shop dummy in a German flag, close to the Roman Gate of Porta Nigra, Trier, Germany
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US Airman inspecting V-1 factory. The Mittelwerk occupied large tunnels underneath a mountain near Nordhausen in the Harz Mountains in central Germany 1945 – 2015