Strasbourg – Cathédrale Notre Dame (3)

A German soldier stands in the tower of the cathedral, gazing down upon the captured French city of Strasbourg on July 15, 1940. Adolf Hitler visited the city in June of 1940, declaring plans for the Strasbourg Cathedral, stating that it should become a “national sanctuary of the German people.”
Then image: AP Photo
Now Photo: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Nijmegen – Railway bridge (2)

A British DUKW carries supplies and American paratroopers across the Waal river at Nijmegen, 30 September 1944.
Then image: http://www.iwm.org.uk
© IWM (B 10434)
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Midgley, A. N. (Sergeant)



Nijmegen – Waalbridge (3)

17-pdr anti-tank gun of the 21st Anti-Tank Regiment, Guards Armoured Division, guards the approaches to Nijmegen Bridge, 21 September 1944.
Then image: http://www.iwm.org.uk
© IWM (B 10171)
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Midgley, A. N. (Sergeant)

 

Aalst – Irish Guards (4)

Tankunits from the Irish Guards take position on a junction in Aalst, 18 September 1944.
Then image: www.gahetna.nl
National Archives, Netherlands
Author: Poll, Willem van de
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

 

Caen – Rue du Vauguex (3)

Lieutenant General J T Crocker, 1st Corps Commander, talking to some of the liberated civilians during his tour of Caen. (My sister acting as civilian)
Then image: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205219058
© IWM (B 6779)
Creator: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Malindine E G (Capt)

 

 

Strasbourg – Palais Rohan

During the war in 1943, the Germans exhibited these tanks before the Palais Rohan to the Strasbourg population.
Then image: ?
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Napels – Town Hall

Daimler scout car of 1st King’s Dragoon Guards at the town hall in Naples, 1 October 1943.
Then image: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204382
© IWM (NA 7433)
Creator: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Mott (Sgt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

 

 

Strasbourg – Cathédrale Notre Dame (2)

Hitler and his entourage in the Cathédrale Notre Dame in 1940 when he did a nostalic tour when visiting the Western front.
Then image: ??
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel