Then And Now: Photos Of Dijon, France That Bring History To Life
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.
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 Guillaume’s 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 Dijon’s 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.