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How The War Changed These Places

 War has changed the landscape of many places around the world. But, in some countries, the reminder of war is no longer evident. Take a look at the changes these places have seen in less than a century. 
 
 

1. The city of Stalingrad 

The battle of Stalingrad was fought on August 23rd 1942 to February 2nd 1943.

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The city is now unrecognizable and is now known as Volgograd.
ww2 changed these places

2.The Ardennes: Belgium, Luxembourg

The battle of the bulge was fought on December 16th 1944 to January 25th 1945.

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Today, you can see memorials all along the area. 
ww2 changed these places

3. Pearl Harbor

Attacks on Pearl Harbor commenced on December 7th 1941.

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This is what Pearl Harbor looks like today.
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4. Iwo Jima

The battle of Iwo Jima was fought on February 19th 1945 to March 26th 1945.

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Pictured below is Mount Surabuchi, Iwo Jima Island.
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5. El Alamein

The second battle of El Alamein was fought on October 23rd 1942 to November 5th 1942.

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Here is the El Alamein Commonwealth Cemetery located in Egypt. 
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6. Midway Atoll

The battle of Midway was fought on June 4th 1942.

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Flying over Midway Atoll today. 
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7. Normandy Beach

Invasion of Normandy took place on June 6th 1944 to July 1944.

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A beautiful sunset over Normandy today. 
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8. Anzio

The battle of Anzio was fought on January 22nd 1944 to June 5th 1944.

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A beach along Anzio, Italy. 
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9. Okinawa

The battle of Okinawa was fought on April 1st 1945 to June 22nd 1945.

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Pictured below is the Okinawa Peace Memorial.
ww2 changed these places
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