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 – 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

Vettweiss – Am Graben (2)

Soldiers of US 1 Infantry Division read the slogan “Sieg oder Chaos” or “Victory or Chaos” in the village of Vettweiss, March 1945.
Then image: US Army Archiv – J. Joentgen
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

 

Vettweiss – Am Graben (1)

Nazi Slogan on Haus “Monig” in Vettweiss. The slogan reads: Being Silent helps to win!
There were more of these slogans in Vettweiss and one is still visible today. This one is not there anymore.
Then image: US Army Archiv – J. Joentgen
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Aachen – Pastorplatz (2)

Me and a GI at the Pastorplatz in Aachen looking at “Feind Hört Mit” graffiti then in 1944 and in 2021.
Then image: ?
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel & Grace Kailuhu

Echt – Molenstraat

Echt, The Netherlands, Feb 1945 during operation Blackcock: US Army technicians work on telephone wiring. The graffiti behind them reads: “1918? Never Again!”
Then image: ?
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Echt – Rijksweg Noord

A German Propaganda slogan on a house in Echt, 1945.
The slogan reads: Not again slavery!
Then image: https://www.echterlandj.nl/
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Echt – Peijerstraat

US soldiers looking at a German Propaganda text on the wall of a house in Echt, The Netherlands, during Operation Blackcock, 1945. The slogan reads: People stand up!
Then image: ?
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Bocholt – Münsterstraße

Infantry of the 2nd Bn. Monmouthsire Regiment making their way through the streets of Bocholt, 29 March 1945. Note the slogan: Wir werden siegen koste es was es wolte!
Then image: © IWM BU 2785
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Haarlem – Kruisweg

Kruisweg in my hometown Haarlem, The Netherlands during World War II.
The slogan reads:
V=Victory because Germany wins for Europe on all fronts.
Then image: Noord Hollands Archief
Copyrightholder : A. Peperkamp
Number: NL-HlmNHA_54032656
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