Ocean Showcase and WWII historical imagery in Google Earth

Many of us have heard stories, read books and watched films which show the many impacts of WWII across the world. Google gave us another way to understand this period in time - by exploring a new set of historical aerial images, taken over European cities during World War II, via historical imagery feature in […]

Many of us have heard stories, read books and watched films which show the many impacts of WWII across the world. Google gave us another way to understand this period in time - by exploring a new set of historical aerial images, taken over European cities during World War II, via historical imagery feature in Google Earth. Images taken in 1943 show the effect of wartime bombing on more than 35 European towns and cities. Imagery for Warsaw, which was heavily destroyed at the time, is available from both years 1935 and 1945. They remind us all of the devastating impact of war on the people in those cities and also the remarkable way in which urban environments are reconstructed and regenerated over time. And with the launch of new Ocean Showcase, you can now tour the ocean from the comfort of your web browser using the Google Earth plugin.