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Do you have photos of the great war and photos with the same place in our times?

I start with Fresnes-en-Woevre.

The old photo is from my collection, but the new one if from the net

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This could be really interesting. Nice first pair Andy. Got any more?

Must be some other members with similar?

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Great idea for a thread Andy. Let's hope there's more takers.

I hope so to, at the moment I have not really taken pics "Now and then"... but I will....

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The same street in Ypres - 1913, 1915 and 1995.

Tony

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The Ypres photos from three years... That's impressive. I wonder what it looked like in 1945

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The Cloth Hall, Ypres

roydenhistory.co.uk/eportwarmemorial/battlefieldtrips/battlefields2004/yprestown/yprestown.htm

archives.queensu.ca/exhibits/archival-resources-teachers/archival-look-world-war-i/warfare-wwi

 

In 1914:

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In 1915:

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In 1918:

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In 2004:

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Fascinating! I wonder, though, if these medieval treasures could be rebuilt today. Many of the trades-craft are a lost art. Even the materials used such as the timbers are simply non-existent. That’s why the recent undertaking at Norte Dame was such an awe inspiring event. 

We can’t just keep blowing stuff up and hoping to put it back together. 

Let’s see more pictures. They’re very inspiring. 

Mike. 

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St. Quentin Cathedral

abelard.org/france/germans_in_france-stquentin.php

globalnews.ca/news/1623002/rebuilding-europe-after-ww1-took-decades/

 

In 1910:

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In 1918:

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In 2014:

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Basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres at Albert, Somme

www.fortunapost.com/80-somme/46684-carte-postale-ancienne-80-albert-basilique-notre-dame-de-brebieres-1905.html

In 1905:

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www.awm.gov.au/collection

In 1916:

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In 1918:

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Present:

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Not exactly a place since it stayed the same but a striking photo of the Battalion of the 79th Queens Own Cameron Highlanders taken in 1914 before going to war and in 1918 after their return. Only 28 of them left! I believe the photos were taken in front of Edinburgh Castle.

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I should note that I found the photo somewhere on internet.

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