Tuesday , 21 November 2017

World War II Has Changed These Places Immensely. But How Do They Look Now?

The city of Stalingrad.
Battle of Stalingrad – fought 23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943.

The city is now known as Volgograd.

The Ardennes: Belgium, Luxembourg
Battle of the Bulge – Fought Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945.

Today there are memorials all along the area.


Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor today.


Iwo Jima
The Battle of Iwo Jima – Fought Feb 19, 1945 – Mar 26, 1945

Mount Surabuchi, Iwo Jima Island.


El Alamein
The Second Battle of El Alamein – Fought Oct 23, 1942 – Nov 5, 1942.

El Alamein Commonwealth Cemetary, Egypt.

Midway Atoll
The Battle of Midway – Fought Jun 4, 1942 – Jun 7, 1942

Flying over Midway Atoll today.


Normandy Beach
Invasion of Normandy – June 6, 1944 – July 1944

A sunset over Normandy Beach today.

Anzio
The Battle of Anzio – Fought Jan 22, 1944 – Jun 5, 1944.


A beach along Anzio, Italy.

Okinawa
The Battle of Okinawa – Fought Apr 1, 1945 – Jun 22, 1945

Okinawa Peace Memorial.