Bonn – Friedrichstrasse

American Soldiers clearing the streets of Bonn when entering the city centre. Covered under the carpet probably lays a dead soldier that passed away during the battle for the city, March 1945.
Then image: US Army Photo
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bonn – Beethovenhaus (5)

Soldiers walking in the courtyard of the Beethovenhaus in 1945. The old image is from a movieframe. The same angle is a coincidence when taking a photo of my girlfriend.
Then image: movieframe
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Velsen Zuid – Meervlietstraat

Privates W. R. Hill and H. A. Gammon of 1st Canadian Corps on guard duty with a German soldier who is also on guard duty, at the German garrison,Velsen-Zuid
(not IJmuiden),The Netherlands,  11th May 1945.
Then image: Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3211669
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bonn – Sterntor

1st US Army in front of the Sterntor in Bonn, 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Euskirchen – Vuvenstrasse

American soldiers in the Vuvenstrasse corner Hochstrasse building a communication line in the Gasthof Hansa Eck, Euskirchen, March 1945.
Then image: US signal corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Euskirchen – Herz Jesu Kirche

MP’s with the US 518th Military Police Battalion perfom traffic control and other duties in the city of Euskirchen, Germany in april 1945.
Then image:  LIFE magazine – John Florea (non commercial only educational use)
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bonn – Wilhelmstrasse

Citizens walking through the streets of Bonn shortly after the 1st US-Army captured the city in March 1945. The slogan on the wall: Fight and Victory, despite terror.
Then image: US Army
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu

 

Berlin – Wilhelmstrasse

Refugees on the Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin, passing by the Airforce ministery from Herman Goering, during the battle for the city of Berlin.
Then image: Ulstein.de
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / J. Dortmundt

Vettweiss – Gereonstrasse

American soldiers gather together in the Gereonstrasse and taking a break after heaving fighting in the Hurtgenwald, March 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Berlin – Berliner Dom

Russian Soldier passing by the Berliner Dome after the Battle for Berlin in april 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / M. Staats