Can anyone Then & Now this Arnhem 1945 photo?

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Owen, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Whilst looking at Churchill AVRE photos on IWM site I saw this & thought it's such a distictive building that someone must be able to Then & Now it.

    Catalogue number BU 3410
    Churchill AVRE in Arnhem, 13 April 1945.

  2. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive


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  4. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hello Owen.

    Not really a "Then & Now" but it's the best I could do I'm afraid. If I'm right, the circle is approximately where the tank is in the original photo.

    All the best...............:)

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  5. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

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  8. wolly55

    wolly55 Junior Member

    I found this image on a Google search but its not that good to do an overlap and get a good quality image.
    Image was on

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  9. ronald

    ronald Senior Member

    The railway is still there as seen on the last picture, i am not sure if it is
    in use anymore.

  10. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Using the same crossing point - very likely down to topography and road access. When crossing any obstacle there are many considerations, I will list the main, can I get a holding advance to gain a jumping off point, can I protect my flanks and the crossing party, is the crossing point as short as possible, can I remount the bank opposite easily and expand a defence once over to protect the main crossing party and supplies. In a TEWT give ten students a map of the area and most if not all will pick the same point. Historical knowledge can help - the first commander crossed there using the same thought process you are using.
  11. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Superb film , would like to see the initial advance.

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