[PIC GALLERY] WW2 Then & Now

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Budapest, Feb 1945. A Soviet soldier near the Monument of the 32nd. Mária Terézia Home Regiment.


..."The 32nd. Infantry Regiment was founded in 1741. The regiment is received the 32nd. military number only in 1769. They base was in Budapest, that is why called later "Home Regiment". In the WW1 the regiment suffered severe losses. According to the the Trianon treaty limiting points of the squad had to be disbanded. It's re-organization was in the WW2..."
 

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Thanks again Louis for posting another before and after.
I enjoy looking (traveling?) these places up and their historical background.
Interesting the Soviets let a statue that looks like it's in German soldier remain left standing.

I would very much enjoy a trip to Budapest :cool:
 

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You know, I think before I go anywhere on vacation I'm going to check this thread and down load these pics. :cool:
Thanks Louis!
 

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Don't know when but the plan for the next trip is probably Italy, the Gustav (Winter) line and Anzio,
Market-Garden is also a possibility depending on if we feel like drinking beer more than Italian wine. :cheerso:

Right now sunny Italy is winning out :cool:
 

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That looks like a German soldier against the wall in the top photo ... possibly a prisoner?
So it seems. The original of the pic says: "M5A1 Stuart (3047447-S) of the 25th Cavalry Recon Squadron (Mechanized), US 4th Armored Division, turning into Rue de la Croix Quillard in Coutances in 1944".
 

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Funny how you see the Eiffel tower in the color picture but not in the black and white photo.
 

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I think your pretty close with the angle, good job by the way, I just figured the camera or film of the black and white photo couldn't capture the distant object or maybe it was washed out over time is all. :)
When we landed in Paris and drove straight to Normandy I was looking out the passenger side window and that's how saw the Eiffel tower between some buildings.
Pretty exciting really if only for a few seconds ;)
 
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