Maastricht – Onze Lieve Vrouweplein

Allied soldier posing with locals after the liberation of Maastricht in 1944.
Then image: RHCL / Jef Naseman
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Maastricht – Wilhelminabrug (2)

German troops are set across the Maas river in pneumatic boats to cross the river during the start of Fall Gelb in september 1940.
Then image: ??
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Maastricht – Wilhelminabrug (1)

German troops are set across the Maas river in pneumatic boats. To the right is the Wilhelmina bridge that was destroyed by the dutch troops in the hopes it would stop the German advance, may 1940.
Then image: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1984-093-27 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
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Maastricht – Rechtstraat

Panzersoldier at a Panzer III (Turmnummer 156) taking a break during the battle of Maastricht at 10 May 1940.
Then image: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1981-084-34 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
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Laag Caestert

Just minutes across the border between Netherlands and Belgium American Soldiers are greeted by the people from the Muggenhof and took photos with them. The photos are taken in Laag Caestert (back then Eijsden) in 13 september 1944.
Then image: https://www.eijsdensverleden.nl/
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Mesch

American Soldier in the tiny village of Mesch looking for Germans,  september 1944 during the liberation of Eijsden-Margraten-Limburg.
Then image: De bevrijding van Eijsden – Margraten
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Rijckholt

Fathers Dominicanen are greeting American soldiers from the 113e squadron in Rijckholt, 13 September 1944.
Then image: De bevrijding van Margraten / American collection
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Gibraltar (3)

A view of the Princess Royal Battery armed with a 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun, taken from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. Spain can be seen in the background, 17 November 1941.(Not the perfect angle, but the still the same place)
Then image: © IWM GM 90
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Gibraltar (2)

Airmen of the Special Erection Party assemble a Hawker Hurricane and a Supermarine Spitfire Mark V unpacked from crates at North Front, Gibraltar. The Special Erection Party was established at Gibraltar in July 1942 to assemble and test fly aircraft crated from Britain by sea for the reinforcement of Malta.
Then image: © IWM CM 6694
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / J. Dortmundt

 

Sicily – Centuripe (4)

August 24, 1943  the 78th Allied Division took control of the town of Centuripe, in Sicily, north of Catania.
Then image: ?
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