Caen – Rue des Chanoines (3)

A soldier ‘keeps a sharp lookout for snipers’ in the ruins of Caen, 9 July 1944.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Catalogue number: B 6725
Creator: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Christie (Sgt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Caen – Rue des Chanoines (2)

Caen, two Scottish soldiers of the KOSB at the Rue des Chanoines, 1944.
Then image: http://sgmcaen.free.fr
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Caen – Rue des Chanoines

Caen, Rue des Chanoines, 1944. Two Scottish soldiers of the KOSB are watching a girl comes closer.
Then image: http://sgmcaen.free.fr
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Caen – Le château de Caen

German soldiers in Caen enjoying the view from the Caen Castle in July 1940. The angle is not perfect but I had no access to the exact spot.
Then image: Wikipedia
Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1978-040-13 / Jäger / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Caen – Boulevard des Alliés

Soldiers in front of “The Pop Inn”, the new Navy Canteen, Army and Air Force Institute, Caen, France, July 27, 1944.
Then photo: http://sgmcaen.free.fr
Original Source: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
Now Photo: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel


Caen – Rue Montoir Poissonnerie

On the morning of June 6, Canadian prisoners of the Chaudière Regiment climbed the ramp of the castle (in the background the Saint Pierre church). Almost the same location. I had to replace them a little to the left because there is no ramp but a stairs today.
Then image: http://sgmcaen.free.fr
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Caen – Rue du Vauguex (2)

Some of the first troops to enter Caen pose with local inhabitants outside wrecked shops, 9 July 1944.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Catalogue number: B 6722
Creator: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Christie (Sgt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Caen – Rue du Vaugueux

Sherman tanks and 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the centre of Caen, 10 July 1944.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Catalgue number: B 6924
Creator: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Christie (Sgt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel