What was Europe like after World War II

75 years have passed since the end of the Second World War, but still from time to time there are unknown materials about the war. These color photos, taken by photographer David Seymour in 1947, trace the route taken by the Allied forces during the offensive against the Nazi positions in the final stage of the Second World War.

What was Europe like after World War II

What was Europe like after World War II

A woman walks on Omaha beach, 1947. Three years have passed since the landing of the Allied troops in Normandy on the territory of France occupied by the Third Reich.

What was Europe like after World War II

A man shares an alcoholic drink with a friend, Omaha Beach.

What was Europe like after World War II

The American flag is raised over the American military cemetery near the beach Omaha.

What was Europe like after World War II

Disabled German Panther tank, Belgium.

What was Europe like after World War II

Discarded uniforms of American soldiers find a new use, Bastogne, Belgium.

What was Europe like after World War II

The Belgian city of Bastogne became the center of a fierce battle during the German offensive in the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-1945.

What was Europe like after World War II

A girl lays flowers at the grave of an American soldier, Margraten, Netherlands.

What was Europe like after World War II

A bridge in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The protection of the Dutch bridges was one of the key objectives during the Dutch Allied Operation.

What was Europe like after World War II

Locals walk past destroyed buildings in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

What was Europe like after World War II

The grave of a German soldier discovered in the Hürtgen forest near Aachen, Germany.

What was Europe like after World War II

The garden outside the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, where the bodies of Adolf Hitler and his wife were burned.

Keywords: War | Europe | Germany | France | History | Photography | Netherlands | Past | World war II | Color photography | Belgium | Photo project

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