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Left Click .. Hold It And Drag Your Mouse Gently From Left To Right On Each Photo.

 The Original Photo Will Become The Exact Same Location Today .... Drag It Back Over And You Are In 1944 Again.
  
  Then Scroll Down To The Next Photo

 

http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday

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NESH this is amazing. Great photo setups here.

 

Wanna see something neat, better than the hit or miss slow image fade?

 

Instructions

 

(1) Open Nesh's link in a new window, then open it *again* in a new window. So you have two open web browser windows to the page Nesh's found.

 

(2) With these two open windows to the Nesh page, one window after another....scroll up-down to each photo so they are positioned exactly the same on your screen.

 

(3) Now Alt+Tab between windows and you see instant switch between Olde and New photos.

 

Better, put mouse on your taskbar in one window then another window, then choose one of the two and lay your mouse cursor on it, then just click and click away to see quick alternating pics to compare. Its just a Tad simpler than Alt+Tab, but don't let your mouse fall out of the chosen taskbar window selection.

 

This is like the old blink comparator devices used in photography, especially astrophotograpy where you want to find some difference between two almost identical photos.

 

thanks nesh!!@!

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ewww, edit, forgot to mention, click an image fade once on one of the photos to change it, so alt+tab gives alternate views of two different pics. I always forget something.

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That is an amazing find.

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someone shared it, thought it would be perfect here.. glad everyone likes it :)

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Very nice jewel. The colored pics of these days are awesome. The pic of Omaha Beach is telling: in this area, Norman beaches at low tide may be a terribly long distance to cross.

 

The places that could be swiftly liberated, like the near-coastal villages seen here, or the centers of towns like Bayeux or Carentan, may have not changed much. Some places that were hotly contested have been devastated (over 95% for St-Lo, "the capital of ruins"). The original zoning map has often been restored; sometimes, reconstruction/reconsolidation was made with original local stone to restore old character, but most often, the priority was to rehouse displaced people as soon as possible. In some cities, the destruction was the occasion to give up the medieval zoning map to enter the motor era.

 

Also, the Germans had levelled lots of the buildings on the sea front, which of course has been rebuilt today as a place of touristic high value. For instance, the movie "The Longest Day" shows some historical inaccuracy, as the Casino of Ouistreham,, assaulted by the Free French Commandoes, had actually been levelled to its concrete high-ground floor, turned into an AT stronghold.

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