WWII Then and Now

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  1. LaserT

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    Pictures then and now from WWII 1944....

    June 1944 US boats wait to leave to take part in Operation Overload
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    Today
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    Ammunition stored in Towns Square
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    American crafts on and at Omaha Beach
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    Royal Marine Commandos taking the beach
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    Troops from the 3rd Canadian infantry land at Juno Beach
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    French Armoured tanks passing through Sainte-Mere-Eglise
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    American soldiers stand in the village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise
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    German prisoners at Juno Beach
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    Canadian soldier directs traffic at Bernieres-su-Mur
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  2. HS Cult Leader

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    There are many villages I've driven through in Europe that haven't changed in 100 years, take away the new cars and the modern street signs or lights and you are back in time.
     
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    Great pics again Lasertit! Thanks
     
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    Thank you, that was excellent!
     
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    neat stuff

    it's nice not having your washer and dryer in the kitchen like they usually do--but those fuckers in Europe got some nice looking places
     
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    great stuff as usual thanks for sharing.
     
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    Awesome. One of the best posts I've seen here.
     
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    Amazing pics! Thanks for posting!
     
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    Nice post. Good to see pictures of what it looks like now since we're heading into possibly another European war. This time with nukes in the arsenal.
     
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    I've been to Normandy. It was amazing. Thanks for the pics. Love it.
     
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    You did your home work. Excellent post.
     
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    unlike in this country where we constantly tear down beautiful and perfectly good structures so people can make a buck building new ones, in Europe they hold onto there history and things don't change nearly as fast.
     
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    we should have taken over france and claimed it in the name of merica! shitty people but nice country.
     
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    I found it fascinating how little those locations have changed through the decades. Awesome post as usual Laser.
     
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    Wow, how vivid those most of those 79yo pics look. Very edifying LT.. thanx
     
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    wow, great pictures.
     
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    So very stunning. Thank you, LT.
     
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    Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing!
     
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