Hamminkeln – Diersfordter Straße

German civilians on the junction of the Diersfordter straße and the Bislicher Straße in Hamminkeln are rounded up by British airborne troops, during Operation ‘Varsity’,
25 March 1945. (not the perfect, but definitely the same place)
Then image: © IWM BU 2295
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Bocholt – Bärendorfstraße

Sherman tank of 4th Armoured Brigade in Bocholt, 29 March 1945.
Then image: © IWM BU 2774
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Hamminkeln – Marktstrasse (3)

Sergeant McCarter of 56 White Street, Partick, Glasgow, wearing a Reichswehr cap he found in Hamminkeln.
Then image: © IWM BU 2401
Now image: Family (grandson & daughter) of Sergeant McCarter who contacted me after they found the location of the photo because on my website and then went to Hammikeln themself.
Then & Now:  www.NOWstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Hamminkeln – Ringenberger Strasse

Airborne troops with a 6-pdr anti-tank gun in Hamminkeln, 25 March 1945.
Then image: © IWM BU 2304
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Hamminkeln – Markstrasse (2)

Original wartime caption: Paratroops in the streets of Hamminkeln
Then image: © IWM BU 2294
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Bocholt – Hindenburgstraße

Men of the 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment, 53rd (Welsh) Division in Bocholt, 29 March 1945. Note the Nazi slogan, it reads: Now more then ever, Heil Hitler.
Then image: © IWM BU 2783
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

 

Hamminkeln – Marktstraße (1)

Mislabeled as ” ‘A’ Squadron moving out of Brunen’, Germany, 1945.” I discovered it was taken in Hamminkeln. I went over there and took this now photo on my kitchen steps.
Then image: National Army Museum
Nam accession number:  NAM. 1975-03-63-21-215
Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Weseke – Hauptstraße (2)

Men of the 9th Durham Light Infantry run along a street in Weseke, 29 March 1945.
Then image: © IWM (BU 2822)
Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Gemen – Ahauser Straße (2)

Operation Varsity: Motor transport of 7th Armoured Division in Gemen during the advance in Germany, 30 March 1945.
Then image: Imperial War Museum (see below)
© IWM (BU 2832)
Creator: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Travis (Sgt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Brunen – Weseler Straße

Operation Varsity: Cromwell tanks, scout cars and trucks of 7th Armoured Division pass through Brunen during the advance from the Rhine bridgehead, 29 March 1945.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Catalogue number: BU 2728
Creator: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Malindine E G (Capt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel