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26 Ghostly Images Of World War Two, Blended With The Present

History buffs have traversed Europe to create a collection of unique images that blend 1940s war-torn Europe with colour present day photos.

1. Battle for Cherbourg, France, 1944.

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Jack Beckett, the founder and editor of warhistoryonline.com, has worked with historians, artists and photographers to create past and present photo montages, seen on ghostsofhistory.co.uk.

2. German soldiers surrendering, France, 1944.

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France, 1944, Rue des Fossés Plissons à Domfront (Orne).

3. Trévières Street Octave Mirbeau, France.

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‘A group of civilians and GI’s in front of the notary office of Trévières Street Octave Mirabeau. The entrance is decorated with French and allied flags.’ - Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse.

4. Rue Armand Levéel à Cherbourg, France.

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5. Cherbourg, France.

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‘American troops in the center of Cherbourg pass under a balcony with English, American and French flags.’ - Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse.

6. German soldiers surrendering, France, 1944.

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France, 1944, Rue des Fossés Plissons à Domfront (Orne).

7. B-24 plane getting ready for war.

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8. ‘Wait For Me, Daddy’, taken in New Westminster, Canada, in 1940.

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‘Wait For Me, Daddy, was taken by Claude Dettloff, a photographer for the Vancouver Daily Province. The photograph became one of the most famous images in Canadian history.’ - Adam Surrey.

9. ‘Innocence’, taken near the Castle of Hoensbroek, The Netherlands.

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‘Innocence: Hoensbroek. The picture was taken near the Castle of Hoensbroek, where these children were cared by Catholic nuns. Before the troops had to move on towards Germany (which is 12 miles from Hoensbroek) They dressed the kids up in traditional Dutch clothing and let them perform for their liberators.’ - Adam Surrey.

10. ‘Lightning at Sunset’: P-38 Lockheed Lightning.

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‘P-38 Lockheed Lightning sits majestically on the tarmac at sunset, 1944/2014.’ - Adam Surrey.

11. ‘The Long Walk’: Rudders Rangers march along Weymouth seafront, towards the harbour, June 1944.

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‘I finally managed to get the now shot for this one. It was worth the wait. Check the interaction between the 3rd guy and the policeman.’ - Adam Surrey.

12. Caen Station, 1944 - 2014.

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‘Contemplation: a German soldier, watched by a Canadian, contemplates his fate.’ - Adam Surrey.

13. Portland, Dorset, 1944/2013.

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US vehicles being loaded in Portland, Dorset, destined for the D-Day landings.

14. Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

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‘Soldiers of the US 1st Division taking time to sample English beer, Burton Bradstock, Dorset’ - Adam Surrey.

15. Weymouth, Dorset.

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‘US engineers in Weymouth, Dorset just prior to D-Day’ - Adam Surrey.

16. Berlin 1945/2010.

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20. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, June 1940.

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21. Les Braves Omaha beach, Normandy, France.

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22. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1940.

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‘Upon the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1940, Adolf Hitler posed in front of the Eiffel Tower with his favorite sculptor Arno Breker. Before the Nazi occupation, the lift cables were cut by the French so that Adolf Hitler would have to climb the steps to the summit of the Eiffel. The parts to repair them were allegedly impossible to obtain because of the war. Hitler stayed on the ground.’ - Russian Sergey Larenkov.

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‘Adolf Hitler walking in front of the Eiffel Tower – a great propaganda shot. Some German soldiers had to climb to the top to hoist the swastika, but the flag was so large it blew away just a few hours later, and it was replaced by a smaller one. A Frenchman scaled the tower during the German occupation to hang the French flag. In August 1944, when the Allies were nearing Paris, Hitler ordered General Dietrich von Choltitz, the military governor of Paris, to demolish the tower along with the rest of the city.’ - Russian Sergey Larenkov.

24. D-day, Normandy, 1944.

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25. Vienna, 1945/2010.

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‘A Soviet captain sketches of the statue of Pallas Athena.’ - Russian Sergey Larenkov.

26. Dom Cathedral, Cologne, March 1945.

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Shortly after the tank was knocked out, a sign was posted near it reading: “SIGHT SEERS KEEP OUT! Beyond this point you draw fire on our FIGHTING MEN. He risks his life 24 hours a day. DO YOU?”

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