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# 240913 2-Oct-2018 13:20
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Two years ago we spent six weeks in Normandy, not far from the D-Day landing beaches. I’ve been reading a bit about D-Day recently and some of the photos got me thinking:

First, a shot of paratroopers from the the US 82nd Airborne Division walking through the small village of St Marcouf in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944:

Second, a screen-shot taken today of St Marcouf on Google Maps street view, using a similar camera angle:






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  # 2099994 2-Oct-2018 13:23
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Here’s a couple more - D-Day and today on street view:







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  # 2100126 2-Oct-2018 15:08
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Very cool.

 

 





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Nice work!

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There was a Power Point presentation doing the rounds with quite a collection of similar photos.





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Nice, especially the first one.  So little has changed.


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Very cool. I did something similar a few years back, but not related to WWII. This is my great grandfather's shop in Devonport. I'm pretty sure I've matched the old and the new correctly. 


 




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  # 2100385 2-Oct-2018 23:55
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I spent quite a lot of time in Normandy having grown up next door, as it were.

The Mulberry Harbour at Arramanches is still worth a visit and has a display on site showing what it looked like then and now.





 
 
 
 




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Geektastic: I spent quite a lot of time in Normandy having grown up next door, as it were.

The Mulberry Harbour at Arramanches is still worth a visit and has a display on site showing what it looked like then and now.


Yes, have been there - the Mulberry thing alone is an incredible story. Have studied D-Day in considerable (amateur) depth - somewhat understated in my OP comments.



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Just did these two - the same paratroopers from my first pair of photos (and the same young guy looking towards the camera in both photos) - a few minutes later - at the far end of the lane beside the graveyard in St Marcouf, camera looking back the other way:




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