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Then And Now: Photos Of Dijon, France That Bring History To Life

  • 01 - German troops gather in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on June 17th 1940
  • 02 - Today the Palace is still the town hall and a major tourist spot
  • 03 - Luftwaffe headquarters Now a simple building with a florist
  • 04 - German officers posing in front of the fountain at Parc Darcy
  • 05 - The main street with Guillaume039s Gate in the back
  • 06 - My grandfather wanted by the Germans used to work with a fake ID in a bakery in this exact same street
  • 07 - A soldier posing in front of what used to be a butcher shop
  • 08 - The post office displaying a massive flag after Dijon039s Liberation
  • 09 - On September 11th 1944 Allied troops finally enter the city and go through the main street
  • 10 - Free French Forces aboard Shermans arrive in front of the Palace The square is renamed Liberation Square for the occasion

Last summer, Imgur user MisterBrickImgur living in Dijon, France found a box of photos taken by his grandfather during World War II. The photos were from the summer of 1940, when Germany began its occupation. Paris, Bordeaux and Dijon were hit especially. MisterBrickImgur decided to re-take photos of Dijon so he could see what a difference 70 years makes. He found the same locations from the old photos and took present day photos as closely as possible. Check out his Then And Now version of Dijon.

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

01 - German troops gather in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on June 17th 1940

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

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

03. Luftwaffe headquarters Now a simple building with a florist.

03 - Luftwaffe headquarters Now a simple building with a florist

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

04 - German officers posing in front of the fountain at Parc Darcy

05. The main street with Guillaume’s Gate in the back.

05 - The main street with Guillaume039s Gate in the back

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

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

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

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

08. The post office displaying a massive flag after Dijon’s Liberation.

08 - The post office displaying a massive flag after Dijon039s Liberation

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

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

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

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

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