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

 

Bonn – Beethovenhaus (4)

American soldier in front of the Beethovenhaus hanging up a paper that is not allowed to enter the Beethovenhaus, March 1945.
Then image:
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel – Grace Kailuhu

Bonn – Beethovenhaus (3)

Soldier in front of the Beethovenhaus in 1945, watching the the sign that mentioned Beethoven was born here am 17 December 1770.
Then image:
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bonn – Berliner Freiheit (2)

Knocked out Panther tank in front of the former Beethoven Hall in Bonn and in the direction of the Old Rhine bridge (now: Kennedy Bridge), March 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bonn – Berliner Freiheit (1)

These troops are watching for movement near the Rhine River bridge (now Kennedy Bridge) at Bonn, 9 March 1945.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bonn – Friedrichstrasse

American Soldier on watch in a bombed out house in Bonn, March 1945.
The slogan reads: Victory despite terror!
Then image: US Army
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

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