Pont L'Abbe / Picauville - Street Scene
A scene of the main street running through Pont L'Abbe, due to the heavy damage and the lack of facades this was only identifiable by the ornate steel gates seen in the middle of the left hand row of houses amd the mushroom shaped water tower in the centre of the photograph.
( linking up these two scenes was quite difficult, first off the photo showing the scenes of destruction can be found on an information board in the village of Chef du Pont, I tried for several days to find a street leading to the water tower at Chef du Pont and couldn't. One day driving through Pont L'Abbe ten miles away I spotted the water tower hidden behind a post war church spire, and then finding the ornate gates confirmed the location. When taking my comparison photo I enjoyed seeing that a French woman was stood in almost the same spot as the soldier in the 1944 photo )