Then and Now Photographs

Over the years researching for our tours we have compiled a comprehensive library of photographs that were taken on the battlefields that we visit and corresponding photographs that we have taken in the same place. These "Then and Now" pictures were taken for our own personal reference, but now we want to share these with you. They appear in no particular order and we hope that you find them thought provoking, useful and in some cases even evocative.

All of these "Then and Now" shots are the intellectual property of Ian R Gumm. Please do not copy or redistribute them without our prior consent and where consent is give they must carry an appropriate accreditation to him — © Ian R Gumm.


Houffalaize, Ardennes, Belgium

Houffalaize, the Ardennes

This photograph was taken looking up the N30 leading out of Houffalaize and is close to the site where the Panther tank stands today.


Noville, Ardennes, Belgium

Noville, the Ardennes

The destroyed building was the school and this is one of a number of views of the Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun taken after the battle.


Berniéres-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Bernieres-sur-Mer, Normandy

The railway station at Berniéres-sur-Mer is close to JUNO Beach where the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada came ashore on D-Day, 6th June 1944. The photograph shows German POWs waiting at the station.


La Fière, Normandy, France

La Fiere, Normandy

The 505th Parachute Infantry Regimental Aid Station set up by the 307th Airborne Medical Company at La Fière to the west of Sainte-Mère-Église shortly after its capture on D+3, 9th June 1944.


Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France

Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church

American paratroopers fire into the steeple of the church at Sainte-Mère-Église on D-Day, 6th June 1944.


Bihain in the Ardennes

Bihain, the Ardennes

Bihain was liberated by US 83rd Infantry Division around 10th/11th January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge, "Hitler's last throw of the dice".


Stoumont in the Ardennes

Stoumont, the Ardennes

Stoumont was the scene of fierce fighting between the Americans of the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division and the German Fallschirmjager supported by tanls of Sturmbannführer Werner Pötschke's SS Panzer Regiment 1 "LSSAH" on 19th December 1944.


Berniéres-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Bernières-sur-Mer church shortly after D-Day

Traffic being directed in-land from Juno Beach passing in front of the church at Berniéres-sur-Mer shortly after D-Day, 6th June 1944.


Omaha Beach Widerstandsnester WN65

Omaha Beach Widerstandsnester WN65

The Colleville Draw leading off Omaha Beach

The Colleville Draw leading off Omaha Beach

The Church at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach

The Church at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach

The main road through Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach

The main road through Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach

The N30 crossroads, Foy, Belgium

The N30 crossroads, Foy, Belgium

Place Saint Remacle, Stavelot, Belgium

Place Saint Remacle, Stavelot

Utrechtseweg, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Utrechtseweg, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Richard Winter outside Schoonderlogt, the Netherlands

Richard Winter outside Schoonderlogt, the Netherlands

American paratroopers at Ravenoville, Normandy, France

Ravenoville, Normandy

St Elizabeth's Hospital, Arnhem

St Elizabeth's Hospital Arnhem

Cafe Roosevelt at La Madeleine, UTAH Beach, Normandy

Cafe Roosevelt

The Chapel at La Madeleine, UTAH Beach, Normandy

La Madeleine Chapel

The Church at Sainte Marie-du-Mont, Normandy

Sainte Marie-du-Mont

The crossroads at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy

Sainte-Mere-Eglise Crossroads

St Lambert-sur-Dives

St Lambert-sur-Dives

St Lambert-sur-Dives

St Lambert-sur-Dives

The Beach at St Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy

The Beach at St Aubin-sur-Mer

Cauquigny, Normandy

Cauguigny

Fresney-le-Puceux, Normandy

Fresney-le-Puceux

The Shrine at Fresney-le-Puceux

Fresney-le-Puceux Shrine