[PIC GALLERY] WW2 Then & Now

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Harrowing days. Nevsky Prospect, Leningrad [now Saint Petersburg] in Russia, during the Leningrad Blockade of September 1941 to January 1944.

 
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German units advance cautiously along Utrechtseweg, Arnhem, the Netherlands, in September of 1944, during the Allies ill-fated Operation Market Garden - the attempt to end the war by Christmas that year.

 
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German armor abandoned in La Gleize, Belgium, where Kampfgruppe Peiper was forced to halt it's westward drive. [Note Tiger II with segment of gun blown off.] Ardennes Offensive of December 1944 – January 1945.



 
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It should be noted that all 'now' images in my 'then and now' pictures are attributed to Google and Google Street View and used by me under the Fair Use act. Thank you.
 
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Must take some effort matching up the locations!

Hi. It is a bit of an effort and I've only been able to find the location if in the WWII pic an actual street name or name of village etc., is provided or if there's a landmark I can use as a reference. Then it's a case of locating the spot in Google Street View [not always successful for different reasons] and getting a near enough angle of the scene similar to the angle in the WWII pic. Then I crop and resize to match. So there's a bunch of variables, the first one being that the photographer of the WWII pic had to be on or right beside a road. Or, like in the Univermag pic, there is a road in the location now. Fun! :confused: Thanks mTk.
 
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Looking north-east on Raboche-Krestyanskaya ulitsa [Google Street View] in the direction of the Volgograd city center, the grain elevator remains one of the iconic landmarks of the Battle of Stalingrad, August 1942 - February 1943.

 
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German soldier standing by the viaduct on Kubanskaya Street after one of the battles in the area. Battle of Stalingrad, August 1942 - February 1943.

 
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Wow. Must have taken some time to track that down.
Hi. Did actually, yes! I've discovered though, that Russian language sites generally provide a bit more info about a photo - if it's the Eastern Front - sometimes including the street name too, which is handy. But whether or not the street still goes by the same name now is another thing. You can sometimes find what the street is named now though, so that's good. Just depends how much time you want to spend trawling the internet. It's interesting. Cheers mTk!
 
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The Soviet Lviv-Sandomierz Strategic Offensive Operation was launched in mid-July 1944, the Red Army achieved its set objectives by the end of August. T-34/85's on the streets of Lviv.

 
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