IMAGES of cities destroyed during the Second World War, including a few in France, have been made available in Google Earth enabling you to compare them to the modern day.
The photographs come from the archives of the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force and were taken to assess the damage that bombing sorties had made on cities across Europe.
The French cities featured are Lyon (above, click to enlarge), Strasbourg and Bordeaux.
To view the feature in Google Earth click the clock icon in the top-level toolbar and this will activate a time-line in the Google Earth display.
Move back in forth in time by dragging the time slider from left to right or by clicking the back/forwards arrows.