[PIC GALLERY] WW2 Then & Now

Myles

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True. And a nice big apartment building has sprung up on the right. But one feature still visible is the median strip with the trees on it. Might even be some of the same trees.
 

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The Wehrmacht retakes Kharkov in March, 1943. The German offensive cost the Red Army an estimated 90,000 casualties. The house-to-house fighting in Kharkov was also particularly bloody for the German SS Panzer Corps, which had approximately 4,300 men killed and wounded by the time operations ended in mid March.

A German assault gun and half-track in the area of Pavlovskaya Square - and the same area today.

 

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British soldiers on D-Day. Commandos of No. 4 Commando, 1st Special Service Brigade, and troops of the 6th Airborne Division in Bénouville after the link-up between the two forces, 6 June 1944.

 

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Mauthausen Liberation / May 6, 1945, the day after the official liberation of the Mauthausen main camp. It shows prisoners surrounding an M8 Greyhound armored car. The liberation of Mauthausen, as shown in the photo above, was reenacted for photographers at the request of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. A banner, written in Spanish, had been put up by the Spanish political prisoners.

 

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Soldiers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division pass through Sainte-Marie-du-Mont enroute to Carentan, D-Day 1944. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
was one of the first villages to be liberated in the Normandy invasion.