Then & Now Section?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Drew5233, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Marcus - use tag search facility; it should bring up some threads for you.

    The sub-forum matter was already discussed I believe

    then and now | WW2Talk
     
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  2. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Cheers Di. Never really used the tag search before. :rolleyes:

    I'm sure I've seen some British Then & Nows but can't see 'em.

    Cheers anyway. :)
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    OK Marcus.
    Was it Blitz related? Just wondering if it's for your kid's project.


    A reminder perhaps to anyone who comes across T&N pics in a thread to check the tags for the thread and edit in 'Then and Now' if necessary.
     
  4. Owen

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  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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  6. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Yeah it's to help with the project.

    I don't think it was any of those threads. It might have just been a post lost in a thread somewhere. Don't matter really, just got back from the library with a few books.

    Cheers anyway.
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    What does that mean?
    <Scratches head>

    No.

    A year & 8 months for an answer.
    How's that for can't be arsed...
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As said before, just put THEN & NOW in the title.
    :)
     
  9. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All

    I have a Then and Now taken this year at Arnhem.. You will all remember the famous Piat photo with the soldier and his Bren Gun well this is now the place as it is today...

    Cheers
    Tom
     

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  10. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    I've said it before, but there really isn't anything quite as dull as a now photo without a matching then.. :p
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    No.

    A year & 8 months for an answer.
    How's that for can't be arsed...


    that was then and this is now
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The time has come, the Walrus said,
    To talk of many things:
    Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax,
    And a specific Then & Now section for WW2 Talk.

    Passing by and saw this thread - dusted it off and went 'hmmm', we've got a few more good Then & Now threads since 2010.
    Could currently be persuaded if it were clearly marked 'For Then & Now Photographs' and didn't blur into battlefield reports too much.
    Don't know how long this urge might last, so what's the current feeling?
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    How about they are pulled from Battlefield Reports etc. Members do the reports as normal and post just the Then and Nows again in a seperate thread/section where they can all be found with little infomation other than a unit, date and location?
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    How about they are pulled from Battlefield Reports etc. Members do the reports as normal and post just the Then and Nows again in a seperate thread/section where they can all be found with little infomation other than a unit, date and location?
    Quite a nice thought, though I suppose it could be complicated and would inevitably slide.

    Wonder if we should just have a great big 'Then & Now' thread?
    Nothing but the pictures with basic captions, and links to appropriate threads if people have done more.
    Google'd like that.
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    If it was all one thread I suspect it would take ages to upload all the images. Remember my Nieppe forest massacre thread?

    Anyone doing a battle report could be reminded by members to post the 'then and nows' in the section or a member could just cut a paste them into a thread in the then and now section with, like you say, a link to the original thread. :unsure:

    If they are titled accurately with names like 'BEF Then and Nows', 'Normandy Than and Nows' 'Italian Campaign Then and Nows' etc it would help people search for the most appropriate ones of interest. I suspect one thread with 100's of images would make it hard to find specific ones of interest.
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ps For the record, over three years on I still do ;)

    For the record I love this site
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Decided to give the Then & Now theme a bump in the hope of seeing more of the same.

    There's actually lots of these Then and Now threads on the forum but this is one of the few that doesn't mention any areas of combat.

    Posting my own favourite again to start you off

    (and thank you Owen) :)

    Ron
     

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  18. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    I recently had the pleasure of visiting Bad Kreuznach and returning to Rose Barracks where I was stationed 38 years previously.

    Running through Bad Kreuznach is the River Nahe which is spanned by a bridge with houses built on it which I photographed.

    Some days later I found a picture of the same bridge houses taken in 1945 so I include these pictures as a "Then and Now."

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  19. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Yesterday, being Sunday, I was lunching with daughter No.2 when she produced an image she had recently created that that I thought was worthy of this thread.
    The original pic was taken in Piazza San Marco in 1945
    The second pic was taken on a visit in 2007

    Ooo's a clever girl ?

    Ron
    Venice - then & now  - Copy.JPG
     

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  20. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    Thats brilliant Ron. :)
     

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