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Last summer, I found a lot of WWII pictures of my city of Dijon, France. I decided to re-take them as closely as possible, after a 70 year timespan.


Last summer, I found a lot of WWII pictures of my city of Dijon, France. I decided to re-take them as closely as possible, after a 70 year timespan.

German troops gather in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on June 17th, 1940.
German troops gather in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on June 17th, 1940.

Today the Palace is still the town hall and a major tourist spot.

Today the Palace is still the town hall and a major tourist spot.

Luftwaffe headquarters. Now a simple building with a florist.

Luftwaffe headquarters. Now a simple building with a florist.

German officers posing in front of the fountain at Parc Darcy.

German officers posing in front of the fountain at Parc Darcy.

The main street, with Guillaume's Gate in the back.

The main street, with Guillaume's Gate in the back.

My grandfather, wanted by the Germans, used to work with a fake ID in a bakery in this exact same street.

My grandfather, wanted by the Germans, used to work with a fake ID in a bakery in this exact same street.

A soldier posing in front of what used to be a butcher shop.

A soldier posing in front of what used to be a butcher shop.

The post office, displaying a massive flag after Dijon's Liberation.

The post office, displaying a massive flag after Dijon's Liberation.

On September 11th 1944, Allied troops finally enter the city and go through the main street.

On September 11th 1944, Allied troops finally enter the city and go through the main street.

Free French Forces, aboard Shermans, arrive in front of the Palace. The square is renamed Liberation Square for the occasion.

Free French Forces, aboard Shermans, arrive in front of the Palace. The square is renamed Liberation Square for the occasion.
Last summer, I found a lot of WWII pictures of my city of Dijon, France. I decided to re-take them as closely as possible, after a 70 year timespan. Reviewed by John walker on 3:38 AM Rating: 5
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