WWII Now & Then – Dijon, France 70 years later

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Past summer, Pierre Mazille found a collection of photographs from World War 2 of his hometown Dijon, France.

As a photo project, he decided to reshoot the pictures to show what the places look like today, 70 years later.

Argunners was given permission by Pierre Mazille to publish his Now & Then pictures.

Let this photographical journey bring you into an interesting WWII Now & Then travel.

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

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

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Luftwaffe headquarters is now a simple building with a florist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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