Trois-Vierges

Allied soldier in Trois-Vierges Luxembourg during the battle of the bulge looking at a grafitti slogan saying “Hinter der letzten schlacht dieser Krieges steht unser Sieg” or in English “Behind the last battle of this war lies our victory“.
Then image: US Signal Corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu

Kleinblittersdorf (2)

Lt. Richard H. Davis, Pensacola, Fla., Company B, 253rd Inf., 63rd Division, points to the German statement on the wall of a house with a potato masher (kitchen type). The sign reads: “Sieg Oder Sibirien” or “Victory or Siberia“.Kleinblittersdorf, Germany. 21 February, 1945.
Then image: Signal Corps / SC 411796
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu.

Kleinblittersdorf (1)

Pfc. Abraham Green, medic, New Haven, Conn., 253rd Regiment, 63rd Division, stops, reads and wonders at a German sign, “We fight for the future of our children“, in the town Kleinblittersdorf cleared of the enemy 21 February 1945.
Then image: US Signal Corps / SC 411797
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu

Ederen (1)

Christmas celebrations then (1944) and now (2023) in the village of Ederen, Germany.
Then image: US Signal Corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel & Grace Kailuhu.

Köln – Bocklemünd

Advancing troops on Lerchenweg in Cologne-Bocklemünd, March 5, 1945. My wife Grace Kailuhu is the stand in for the soldier.
Then image:
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Kufferath

Infantrymen of company A, 16 infantry enters the village of Kufferath 25 February 2022.
Then image:  US Signal Corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Jakobswullesheim

Intelligence soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division checking telephone cables in front of the damaged church in Jakobwüllesheim on February 28, 1945.
Then image: US Signal Corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Grace Kailuhu

Bonn – Beethovenhaus (2)

American soldier enjoying the view in the courtyard of the Beethoven Haus after the battle for the city of Bonn, March 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu

Bonn – Beethovenhaus (1)

American soldier poses in front of the birth house of Ludwig von Beethoven, in Bonn after the attack of the city in March 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu

 

Würselen – Kerzeleyweg

Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry regiment in streets of
Würselen, near Aachen 16 October 1944.
Then image: US Signal Corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – G.E. Kailuhu