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Normandy: Then and Now Photos

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by jagdpanther44, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Most Excellent!
     
  2. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Thanks, Jeff.

    This was the scene near the village of Clinchamps which is a few miles west of Trun.

    These vehicles were probably making their way towards what would become the Falaise Gap in 1944, and could possibly have been attacked by Typhoons.

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  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Have you tried looking for relics at those places?
     
  4. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    We had a look in one of the fields, in the right of my Clinchamps photo, which had crops in it that were just sprouting. We never actually walk in to the fields, so as not to damage any of the farmers crops, but there are still relics to be found along the edges.

    It was late in the day when we got there so we didn't have time to have a real good scan around. I however did find a spent 7.92 cartridge and an as yet uncleaned and unidentified compressed steel cylinder.

    The month of June is not the best time of year to be looking for relics in fields as most crops are almost fully grown, making it difficult to find anything.
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    I understand, I can imagine farmers getting fed up with treasure hunters trampling their crops. Let us know when the cylinder is cleaned.
     
  6. Sgt Potier

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    Between Baupte and Appeville, 80 Abn AA Bn area

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    In the bottom and middle just under the two GI you have foots , this is Pfc Robert L Nicholson boddy , he is KIA on june 13 unfortunaly after the battle the boddy was burried with 30 Germans without dog tag and shirt ... he was MIA . He was shooted by a Geramn Sniper from this house who was situated 200 meters in his back .

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    A new plaque inaugurated just in front of the gun place .

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    A salute to you for all of these photos. I especially like the one with the debris in the road near Village of Clinchamps. My father was an engineer and he had to clear roads like that - it gives me a small idea of what he was looking at.

    All the photos are excellent. I like seeing where we've been and the today photos to see that something did arise out of the destruction.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. yan taylor

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    I enjoyed all the photos, in this thread, Bravo.
     
  9. Jumpmastereast

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    Those are some great pictures; I need to get in the garage and find mine of Normandy, Bastogne, and other places I have been in Europe.
     
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    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    You know where we are when you find them! ;)
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    A wonderful collection of "then and now" photos. Thank you very much for sharing them. :D
     
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    Nicely done Jagd.
    Like the 3rd picture (Point-Du-Hoc) very well...
     
  13. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Thanks, Nick.

    The Pointe-du-Hoc comparison is a favourite of mine and one which I was determined to get - even if it did mean clambering over fencing! ;)
     
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    Normandy looks so much more realistic in color!
     
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    These shots were a real treat for me. Thank you for your effort in getting them.
     
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    Might I also ask how you got these photos (the oldones)
     
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    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    I get my 'then' photos from books and the internet.
     
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    Oh, that is pretty cool :)
     
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    Fascinating thread - many thanks for sharing guys.
    Must find a reference fro this sort of thing the next time I'm over there!
     
  20. Alsa.se

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    Hello,
    Very nice thread. I'm also fascinated by photographic comparisons between then and now. Very nice research. Congratulations and thank you.
    I have too few comparisons between 1945 and 2012 on the side of Rittershoffen-Hatten, Alsace (Operation Nordwind - Battle of Hatten-Rittershoffen)
    Regards,
    Eric
     

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