Then and Now of Sword Beach

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by sliben, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. sliben

    sliben Active Member

    Found a Then and Now of British troops (possibly of the 3rd Division) move inland from Queen White Beach at Sword Beach.



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  2. Owen

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    Definitely not possibly, can see triangle Div insignia in photo

    Same view in October 2010
     

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  3. sliben

    sliben Active Member

    Owen,

    Is the patch on the cyclist at the back? Found another picture of the same place.



    Thanks

    Ben


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  4. Owen

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  5. sliben

    sliben Active Member

    Completely forgot about the vehicle insignia's. Thanks for the link.


    Thanks

    Ben
     
  6. Owen

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    Ben , as you like then & nows , here's another one I did back in October 2010.

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    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205201946
    Universal Carriers of 2nd Middlesex Regiment (3rd Division's MG battalion) pass a Churchill AVRE of 77th Assault Squadron, 5th Assault Regiment, in La Brèche d'Hermanville, 6 June 1944.
     

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  7. Owen

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  8. SDP

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    Owen

    Is that the same house on the two sets of then and now photos? Looks like they've done a modification to the first floor corner balcony between 1944 and recently.
     
  9. Owen

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  10. sliben

    sliben Active Member

    Owen,

    Really nice then and nows you have done there. Is B5023 in the same place as the 1 I posted?

    Thanks

    Ben
     
  11. Owen

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  13. SDP

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    Thanks Owen. I parked on that corner on 5th June this year so friend and I could wander down to the beach. I wish I'd known at the time!
     
  14. Owen

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    Thanks Owen. I parked on that corner on 5th June this year so friend and I could wander down to the beach. I wish I'd known at the time!

    Oh dear, a good excuse to go back.
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  15. Owen

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  16. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Took my tour group to this spot in June. My friend Nick Stone kindly allowed me to use several of his 'ghosted' images which I had printed. They must have been popular as the guests nicked the lot...

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  17. Owen

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    Same place & same photo as in post #15 , just cropped other side of it for this one.
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    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205201944
    German prisoners being escorted back through La Brèche d'Hermanville by men of the 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 6 June 1944.
     

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  18. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    The other photos from Nick's Hermanville Set. Ghosted photos aren't everyone's cup of tea but I very much like them when done as well as this..

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  19. Lion

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    My Late Father L .A Eagle 6203959 Served in the 2nd battalion the middlesex regiment from 1937 until 1946 i belive this is my father driving the carrier i have seen this picture before he was at Dunkirk also he was flown home from Bremen at the end of the campaign in a Dakota with hi injuries i believe his brother also served in the same regiment Clifford Victor Eagle
     
  20. Hello Lion,

    Do you know by any chance which platoon and/or company in 2 Middlesex your father was during D Day?

    Michel
     

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