Explore Cologne Germany, Ww2 Tanks, and more!

In Cologne, Germany, Kostelanetz and Pons posed in front of a burnt-out German tank and the Cathedral of Cologne, one of the few structures left standing after the Allies bombed the city.

The tank battle at Cologne Cathedral, although brief, is perhaps the most famous of all time. Let's have a look this deliberate wartime situation.

American tanks "Sherman" M4 3rd Armored Division moving down the street toward the Cologne Cathedral

Third Armored Division tanks parked in a street with the spires of the Cathedral of Cologne visible in the background, Germany, March 1945

U.S. Army Private Brookey is standing in the ruins in front of Cologne Cathedral, which suffered seventy hits by aerial bombs during World War II. May 1945. In June 1945 American troops used it as a rifle range. Most of the town in this area was flattened during the war. -

Army Private Brookey is standing in the ruins in front of Cologne Cathedral, which suffered seventy hits by aerial bombs during World War II. May In June 1945 American troops used it as a.

German PzKpfw. V Panther tank destroyed in Belgium

Ardennes, 3 soldats US derrière un Pz. V "Panther" abandonné

Cologne, Germany, 1945.

The Harsh Poetry of World War II Battlefield Signs

"You are now in Cologne. Tex spearhead" (Cologne, Germany, Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Armored Division

MUST SEE >Battle for Cologne - tank duel Very well done sound track..very sad and very Graphic....feb16

The battle for Cologne. Tank duel at the cathedral, March The US army, AD, enters Cologne. Chronic and analytical presentation of the fam.

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausführung G No412 There is soot on thefront of the turret, and the suspension has sagged. Signs of a very hot internal fire.

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausführung G There is soot on thefront of the turret, and the suspension has sagged. Signs of a very hot internal fire.

Oorlogsgeesten - Duitsland (met toestemming van Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse)  With courtesy of Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse.   http://blog.myheritage.nl/2013/05/oorlogsgeesten-historische-beelden-worden-tot-leven-gebracht/  See her other images on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hab3045/collections/72157629378669812/ and https://www.facebook.com/thenandnowghostsofhistory

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse / Ghosts of History Shortly after the tank was knocked out, a sign was posted near it reading: “SIGHT SEERS KEEP OUT! Beyond this point you draw fire on our FIGHTING MEN. He risks his life 24 hours a day.

Schulklasse vor zerstörter Hohenzollernbrücke, Frankenwerft, 50667 Köln - Altstadt-Nord (1946)

Schulklasse vor zerstörter Hohenzollernbrücke, Frankenwerft, 50667 Köln - Altstadt-Nord (1946)

After the war's end, the bridge was initially made usable on a makeshift basis but soon reconstruction began in earnest. By 8 May 1948, the Hohenzollern Bridge was accessible by pedestrians again.  The (southern) road traffic decks were removed so that the bridge now only consisted of six individual bridge decks, built partly in their old form. The surviving portals and bridge towers were not repaired and were demolished in 1958. In 1959, the reconstruction of the bridge was completed

Maybe stitch a double exposure of new vs old taken in the same location

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