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Normandy: Then and now

Interesting photo set of some locations in Normandy in 1944 and today.

Normandy 1944 - Then and Now

"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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Thats awesome! thanks!

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That was very cool!!!
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That was pretty cool. I got to make a trip to Normandy when I was stationed in Germany. I was pretty strange seeing some of the buildings still had bullet holes in them. We got a chance to talk to some of the residents that were there during the invasion and they said that they left the holes so that future generations would remember the sacrifices that were made for them.

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Wow very cool, thanks for posting those!

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Stunning, imagine the feelings the vets have when they visit and see the changes.
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Pretty cool to see the old photos....

This look's like a Volkswagen Thing!......


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Neat to see them flying Canadian flags to this day.

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God Sparkchaser..Everytime I see your avatar I cringe. Where did you find that thing?? Oh and nice link.

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God Sparkchaser..Everytime I see your avatar I cringe. Where did you find that thing?? Oh and nice link.


It's Hugh Laurie from Blackadder.

"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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Wow, what different ways to see the same spot.

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I can't stop thinking of the song "Let's See How Far We've Come."
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Actually, just the chorus.

Edit: I just noticed the the song in my sig is kinda fitting. VV

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Pretty cool to see the old photos....

This look's like a Volkswagen Thing!......

The VW Thing is actually the post war civilan version of that. Its called a Kubelwagen (bucket car). I guy who lives by me has a 1942 Kubelwagen, desert tan.

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Pretty cool to see the old photos....

This look's like a Volkswagen Thing!......

Just got back from seeing Inglourious Basterds (AWESOME!!) and this looks like the vehicle those 3 Nazis were in when the Basterds ambushed them

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