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Then and Now Pics
I always find these pics fascinating. These are from Dijon, France during WWII and today.

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German troops gather in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on June 17th, 1940.
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Today the Palace is still the town hall and a major tourist spot.
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Luftwaffe headquarters. Now a simple building with a florist.
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German officers posing in front of the fountain at Parc Darcy.
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The main street, with Guillaume's Gate in the back.
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A soldier posing in front of what used to be a butcher shop
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The post office, displaying a massive flag after Dijon's Liberation.
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On September 11th 1944, Allied troops finally enter the city and go through the main street.
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Free French Forces, aboard Shermans, arrive in front of the Palace. The square is renamed Liberation Square for the occasion.
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RE: Then and Now Pics
Fascinating pictures VA40er. Normandy France...

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Pearl Harbor...

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Berlin...

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(This post was last modified: 03-21-2015 06:12 PM by UCGrad1992.)
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