The second world war was argueably the most horrifying and shocking war in human history. We have all seen video footage and pictures of the war, of the soldiers, prisoners and fighting. What happened to Europe after the war? These unseen and amazing historical photos show us life in Europe after the second world war.
A woman stands on Omaha Beach. On this beach, more than 150.000 soldiers have assaulted the german positions to gain a foothold in France. The ships were left behind and it took many years to haul them away.
Two men share a drink at a destroyed German bunker in Normandy. Nazi Germany has fortified the coasts of France and has ordered 50.000 soldiers there to defend from the Allied invasion. These historical photos show us that after the bunkers were destroyed, common people visited them often.
Another picture from France. It shows us the wreckage of an American plane which was shot down during the invasion of Normandy.