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

These were the places of most famous World War II battles which were shattered by the war. But after more than 70 years much has changed.

The city of Stalingrad.

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

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

The city is now known as Volgograd.

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

The Ardennes: Belgium, Luxembourg

Battle of the Bulge – Fought Dec 16, 1944 – Jan 25, 1945.

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

Today there are memorials all along the area.

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

Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

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

Pearl Harbor today.

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

Iwo Jima

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

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

Mount Surabuchi, Iwo Jima Island.

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

El Alamein

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

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

El Alamein Commonwealth Cemetary, Egypt.

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

Midway Atoll

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

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

Flying over Midway Atoll today.

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

Normandy Beach

Invasion of Normandy – June 6, 1944 – July 1944

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

A sunset over Normandy Beach today.

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

Anzio

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

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

A beach along Anzio, Italy.

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

Okinawa

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

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

Okinawa Peace Memorial.

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

 

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