Yesterday and today




 
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December 12th, 2014  
sandwichery
 
 

Topic: Yesterday and today


A friend of mine sent these to me and I found them fascinating. Hope that you enjoy them as well. Just click the cursor and watch the picture change.

http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/....html?ww2-dday
December 12th, 2014  
dadsgirl
 
 
Dear Sandwichery,
I absolutely loved seeing history... right here. From yesteryear and now.
Thank you very much for posting.

Dadsgirl
December 12th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Normandy (where the pictures are from) was the Climactic battle of the Western front. This was the only time the Allies faced the Germans at full strength. The Germans could never make up the losses incurred during the ~ 2 month battle, particularly in AFVs. ~145 tiger tanks (1s and 2s) were sent into the may lay. After the victorious landings the allies suffered some severe defeats in and around Caen which was finally taken on 8-6-44. The fighting was ferocious as the allies lost nearly 60 thousand men dead in Normandy including airmen. The Germans were finally trapped in the Falaise Pocket which ended the Battle of Normandy with a decisive German defeat in which they lost > 60 thousand men killed, prisoner and missing and most of their heavy equipment.

Below is a short pictorial of the fighting in and around Caen in Normandy. In which the British and Canadian at great expense in both men and equipment overcame the bulk of the German Armor.

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December 12th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
BTW it should be noted that virtually simultaneous to the Normandy fighting-victory (which was the most intense warfare seen by the Allies in Europe). German Army Group Central was destroyed on the Eastern Front in operation Bragration. (which was the Germans largest defeat on the eastern front). This 2 fold catastrophe broke the back of the German army once and for all.
December 13th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandwichery
A friend of mine sent these to me and I found them fascinating. Hope that you enjoy them as well. Just click the cursor and watch the picture change.

http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/....html?ww2-dday

Along the same lines there is a site that does similar "then and now" pictures which I found interesting but I have only found the "Third Reich in Ruins" site which isn't quite as advanced.

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/index.htm

There is also the "Ghosts of WW2" series...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewtucke...-from-the-past
 


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