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namvet
03-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Normandy 1944 - Then and Now

http://www.allpics4u.com/www/slike/place/Normandy_1944_Then_and_Now/5.jpg

CAEN Sherman tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers advancing into Caen. 10 July 1944. (Photo : Harold G. Aikman / Library and Archives Canada / PA-162667)

http://www.allpics4u.com/www/slike/place/Normandy_1944_Then_and_Now/6.jpg

http://www.allpics4u.com/places/normandy-1944-then-and-now.html

http://news.webshots.com/album/23709418UGWjYbWdah

Leningrad Siege: Now and Then
http://englishrussia.com/?p=2235

Bubba Dawg
03-14-2010, 11:04 PM
Nice. I looked at 'em all. Amazing how you can recognize the spot or the building in them. Then and now. Really interesting.

namvet
03-15-2010, 08:21 AM
I know a German on a WW2 forum that has some of the best ive ever seen. his dad was killed in the war

NJCardFan
03-29-2010, 08:48 PM
Kind of puts things in perspective. How an entire continent was able to put itself back together.

Gingersnap
03-29-2010, 09:47 PM
Very cool! :D

Articulate_Ape
03-29-2010, 10:03 PM
Fascinating! Thanks for posting those, namvet.Can anyone tell me the purpose of the sort of step concave forming of the concrete around the front of this gun bunker? Is it some kind of sound reducing design to muffle the percussion when the gun fires?

http://www.allpics4u.com/www/slike/place/Normandy_1944_Then_and_Now/14.jpg

namvet
03-29-2010, 11:02 PM
Fascinating! Thanks for posting those, namvet.Can anyone tell me the purpose of the sort of step concave forming of the concrete around the front of this gun bunker? Is it some kind of sound reducing design to muffle the percussion when the gun fires?

http://www.allpics4u.com/www/slike/place/Normandy_1944_Then_and_Now/14.jpg

the Japs used raw coconut logs to deflect bombs ans shells. could be something similar

Gingersnap
03-29-2010, 11:19 PM
He's right. Stepped embrasures are designed to deflect rounds in a manner that minimizes ricochets.

(Mr. Snaps is quite the WWII buff. ;))