Then and Now: Cologne Dome Plateau, 1945 vs 2011

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Köln Dome Plateau, 1945 vs 2011. In the historical photograph, taken on April 4th, 1945, we can see a US corporal standing besides an US Army announcement and a wrecked German Panther tank. The announcement reads “Sight seers keep out! Beyond this point you draw fire on our fighting men. …

Then and Now: Aachen, Germany, World War II vs modern days

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Aachen, Germany, 1944 vs modern days. #ThenAndNow The battle of Aachen was fought between Germany and USA during 2-21 October 1944. Aachen was part of Germany’s line of defence in the West (Siegfried line) and it was eventually captured by US forces after a grueling urban battle which destroyed the …

Then and Now: Citadel of Belford, France, Georges Blind mock execution spot

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1944 vs. modern day. Fourth moat of the Belfort Citadel, France, the spot where Georges Blind, a member of the French resistance, smiled as he faced a German firing squad. However, Blind was not shot. The photograph was taken during a mock execution, set up to force Blind to give …