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Normandy 1944. Then and Now.
AcidCow ^ | 2 September 2009 | Acidcow

Posted on 11/18/2009 6:52:28 PM PST by GSP.FAN

Amazing collection of photos taken during the WW2 and nowadays. The WW2 photos were taken during the invasion of Normandy on and after D-Day.


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: dday; godsgravesglyphs; normandy; worldwar2

The link has a huge amount of pics .

1 posted on 11/18/2009 6:52:31 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: SunkenCiv

Of interest?


2 posted on 11/18/2009 6:54:49 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Thank you for posting, GSP! I love “then and now” pics, especially those from WWII.


3 posted on 11/18/2009 6:57:52 PM PST by Tarkus2040 (First, there was Global Warming. Then, there was Climate Change. Now, we're in a Climate Crisis.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Amazing site, thanks so much for the link.

I was there a few years ago, and it is an awesome experience.


4 posted on 11/18/2009 7:02:45 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2009 National League Champions)
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To: GSP.FAN

Absolutely incredible! I’ve done some living & traveling in europe and have seen bullet holes and signs of destruction from some of the buildings but its absolutely fantastic to see so many before and afters. More amazing is to see that not much has changed in alot of the pics.


5 posted on 11/18/2009 7:15:59 PM PST by ccc_jr (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: GSP.FAN

Isn’t it amazing that many of the cities we and our allies wrecked during WWII have rebounded and put many of our major cities to shame?


6 posted on 11/18/2009 7:17:10 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: GSP.FAN

Wow! That is an amazing group of pictures! A lot of those buildings we North Americans would have just knocked down and built new ones but they restored them and for the most part they look like they are well taken care of. I’m glad I happened on your post and got to see this.


7 posted on 11/18/2009 7:17:37 PM PST by Albertafriend
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To: GSP.FAN

Facinating. Thanks.


8 posted on 11/18/2009 7:20:49 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GSP.FAN

Awesome web page! Lots a great pics!

Those fortifications the Germans created on the beach must have been very well built. They are still holding up very well after all the years near the ocean.


9 posted on 11/18/2009 7:21:54 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Valin; AdmSmith; Army Air Corps; GOPJ

thought you might be interested, pong


10 posted on 11/18/2009 7:24:12 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KoRn

I ran around Europe when i was young,and checked out the fortifications at St Malo..They are built to last,but the 3rd reich was not ..


11 posted on 11/18/2009 7:29:15 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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Amazing.


12 posted on 11/18/2009 7:29:50 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: GSP.FAN

Thank God.


13 posted on 11/18/2009 7:47:38 PM PST by Gapplega (j)
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To: GSP.FAN

Interesting.

Most of the captured Germans don’t appear to be very hostile, do they? I guess they were the lucky ones.


14 posted on 11/18/2009 7:52:21 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from Texas -- what country are YOU from?)
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To: GSP.FAN

Fantastic collection...


15 posted on 11/18/2009 7:54:28 PM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: smokingfrog

It was the end ,war over.
Can i go home?


16 posted on 11/18/2009 8:01:59 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Not exactly the end, but the beginning of the end. Those captured Germans probably got to spend the rest of the war in a decent POW camp instead of fighting and dying to defend the Fatherland.


17 posted on 11/18/2009 9:50:42 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from Texas -- what country are YOU from?)
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To: smokingfrog

Many of the “Germans” in Normandy were actually eastern Europeans that were pressed into service by the Nazis. The US actually captured to Koreans soldiers in Normandy. These had apparently been captured by the Russians at some point and put to fighting the Germans. They were then captured by the Germans and put to fighting the allies. Amazing.


18 posted on 11/18/2009 10:01:17 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Northern Yankee

Those are great, J. Thanks for the ping.


19 posted on 11/19/2009 2:38:02 AM PST by lysie (A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.T.Paine)
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To: Albertafriend

I was thinking the exact same thing. In the US we would have plowed under every building in those shots. Europe does have a sense of history that we are missing.


20 posted on 11/19/2009 3:08:20 AM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING)
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To: GSP.FAN
It goes to prove that just because a army builds something and they think that it is impossible to breach, does not mean that it can't be conquered, and these German defenses were more heavily defended, our true defense is in our faith and trust in God.
21 posted on 11/19/2009 3:42:18 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Gapplega
When you think about it, just look at the Nazi War machine and the advances in technology they had, we won by the hand of God and the determination of the men who fought that war.
22 posted on 11/19/2009 3:45:00 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: GSP.FAN

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Thanks GSP.FAN.

We may have had something about the Battle of the Bulge recently, and probably something about Normandy back around June 6th, but anyway, adding this topic to the catalog, just not pinging. :')

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23 posted on 11/19/2009 4:43:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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