Maastricht – Hof van Veldeke (2)

Plans for the Western Front were discussed at a summit at the Henric van Veldeke College in Maastricht on 7 December 1944. There, US General and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, US General Omar N. Bradley, British Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, British Air Force Commander Arthur Tedder and US 9th Army Commander Lieutenant General William H. Simpson meet each other.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Maastricht – Hof van Veldeke (1)

Two Allied Commanders (Bradley and Montgommery) after the “Maastricht meeting” about further plans for the western front, 7 December 1944.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Now image:  www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel & Grace Kailuhu

Maastricht – Sint Lambertuslaan

Five Allied Commanders (Tedder, Bradley, Eisenhower, Simpson and Montgomery) after the “Maastricht meeting” about the Ardennes strategy (Battle of the Bulge), 7 December 1944.
Then image:  Imperial War Museum
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Gurzenich (2)

German soldiers surrender to the Americans in Gurzenich, Germany, during operation Queen, december 1944.
Then image: US Sigal Corps
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Eschweiler – Langwahn

Soldiers crossing a bombed bridge between the Langwahn and the Indestrasse in the city of Eschweiler after captering the city. (still need some fixing, not satisfied yet).
Then image: LIFE
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Eschweiler – Franzstrasse

Sherman tanks in the town of Eschweiler just passing the Kaiserstrasse during operation Queen in November 1944.
Then image: LIFE image
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Aachen – Kaiserplatz (2)

Major General William Simpson and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery touring the city of Aachen, Germany, 31 Dec 1944. Ten weeks earlier, Aachen became the first city inside Germany to be occupied by the Allies.
Then image: IWM
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

Leveroy

On 15 November 1944 the first units from the 5th battalion Black Watch regiment entered the village of Leveroy.
Then image: IWM (Imperial War Museum)
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Eschweiler – Dechant-Decker Strasse

American Soldiers in the Dechant Decker Strasse in the city of Eschweiler in November 1944. Note the buildings on the right are still there and even the fence is still there.
Then image: LIFE
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel