Ghosts of Time: 10 Incredible Pictures of Normandy 1944 – Then and Now Combined

US Army vehicles come ashore on one of the floating causeways of the Mulberry artificial harbour off Omaha Beach, Normandy, 16 Jun 1944 - 2015

Haunting images take you back to Normandy 1944, combining historical photographs with their modern-day settings.

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Going inland

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Bren Gun Carriers arrive from Sword Beach, relieving the airborne troops at Pegasus Bridge 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Village centre

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US troops and villagers and the water pump in St Marie du Mont June 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Widow of time

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A British Army photographer films the ruins of the Hotel Moderne in Caen, 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Gold Beach

Men of No. 47 Commando landing on Gold near La Rivière. (1944 - 2016)
Men of No. 47 Commando landing on Gold near La Rivière. 1944 – 2016 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Taking back Caen

 

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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 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Keeping it sorted

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US beach HQ, Omaha beach 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Into Vieux

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British troops captured at Villiers Bocage are marched through the village of Vieux,France . June 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Rots

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Disabled M4 Sherman tank( Canadian) and a litter Jeep near the heavily damaged Église Saint-Ouen in Rots, France (near Caen), Jun 11, 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

On home ground

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The Regiment de la Chaudiere in front of Canada House speaking with French civilians June 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Here comes the priest

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M7 Priest with the 14th Armoured Field Artillery Battalion of the 2nd Armoured division crosses the former railway crossing Rue Holgate,Carentan. 10 June 1944 – 2015 / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

Epicerie

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GI’s of the 4th Infantry Division “Ivy Division”, resting for few moments outside a cafe in Baudienville, The village lies just under 2,5 Km NE of Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France. June 1944 – 2015. / By Adam Surrey / Ghosts of Time

 

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.

@joris1944 facebook.com/joris.nieuwint