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.

Kranenburg, Germany

Soldiers of the 10th Highland Light Infantry liberating a large swastika-shield in the Große Straße, Kranenburg


Cherbourg, Normandy, France

American troops at Alexander III Quay, Cherbourg, Normandy, France


Saint Lambert-sur-Dives, Normandy, France

Prisoners at Saint Lambert-sur-Dives, Normandy


Surrender at Saint Lambert-sur-Dives, Normandy



UTAH Beach, Les Dunes-de-Varreville exit, Normandy, France

UTAH Beach, Les Dunes-de-Varreville exit, Normandy


Saint Marcouf, Normandy, France

Saint Marcouf Church, Normandy


Cherbourg, Normandy, France

Cherbourg, Normandy


Cherbourg, Normandy, France

Cherbourg, Normandy


Cherbourg, Normandy, France

Cherbourg, Normandy


Houffalaize, Ardennes, Belgium

Houffalaize, the Ardennes


Noville, Ardennes, Belgium

Noville, the Ardennes


Berniéres-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Bernieres-sur-Mer, Normandy


La Fière, Normandy, France

La Fiere, Normandy


Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France

Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church


Bihain in the Ardennes

Bihain, the Ardennes


Stoumont in the Ardennes

Stoumont, the Ardennes


Berniéres-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Bernières-sur-Mer church shortly after D-Day


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


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




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Last updated: 16th December 2018