12 Eerie Photos Of World War I Blended With The Present, 100 Years On

July 2014 marked the outbreak of World War I, a century ago. Photographer Peter Macdiarmid brings us closer to history with blended photos from the past.

1. Bomb damage in Lowestoft, England, 1916.

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2. Serbian soldiers marching in the Lord Mayor’s show, London, in the last days of World War I, 9 November 1918.

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3. Soldiers and nurses at Great Dixter, Northiam, East Sussex, 1916.

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Soldiers at a table in the Great Hall at Great Dixter, with some still in bed. The medieval beams and mullioned window are clearly visible. Great Dixter was turned into a convalescent home for soldiers in the first World War, a few years after Lutyens had worked on the house for Nathaniel Lloyd.

4. A MKIV tank at the Lord Mayor’s show in London, November 1917.

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5. Indian soldiers, wounded fighting at Flanders, recuperating at Bournemouth, England, circa 1917.

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6. Injured Indian soldiers of the British Army at the Brighton Pavilion, converted into a military hospital around 1915.

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7. Australian soldiers outside Egypt House in New Broad Street, London, where the Australian Bank is housed, 23 June 1917.

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8. British soldiers inspecting a captured German plane in the Horseguards’ Parade, London, November 1915.

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9. Wounded soldiers and cadets at the Albert Hall on Empire Day in May 1918 in London, England.

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10. German prisoners of war on their way to Southend Pier accompanied by guards and watched by the local populace, 1914.

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11. American troops marching down Sloane Street, west London, 1918.

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12. Wounded soldiers playing football outside Blenheim Palace around 1916 in Woodstock, England.

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Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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