A sharp-eyed reader (‘Sladys’) has pointed out that more historical imagery has been added to Google Earth. In particular, it seems that a lot of imagery from 1943 has been added to Germany, France and Italy.
Some of the specific cites found with updates so far include:
Germany: Hamburg, Augsburg, Nuremberg, Freiburg, Koblenz Dortmund, Lübeck, Kiel, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Frankfurt/Main, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bamberg, Regensburg, Göttingen, Kehl, Magdeburg, Dessau, Leipzig, Dresden and more of Berlin.
France: Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Lyon.
Italy: Torino, Florence, Naples, Bologna, Rome.
Fresh historical can be difficult to find, as there’s no good technique for searching out the new additions. You simply need to be familiar with the available imagery for a particular reason and recognize when new imagery becomes available.
Assuming this imagery is indeed fresh (which it seems to be, but we can’t prove), Google will likely put out a blog post about it like they did for the new Berlin imagery back in November of last year. [UPDATE 4-Feb: Google has now posted about this imagery in two new blog entries: WWII historical imagery and Spotlight on Warsaw.]
To view any of the historical imagery in Google Earth, you can view this short guide that Frank created when the feature first arrived.
If you come across any other historical imagery that you think was recently added to Google Earth, leave a comment and let us know.