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The Ghosts of World War II


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The Ghosts of World War II

  1. 1. Dangerous crossing: Soldiers race up Avenue de Paris in Cherbourg in 1944, speeding past the rubble and over modern-day road markings 1
  2. 2. Fear and fighting: The original image from 1944, before it was laid over a photo taken from the exact same spot today 2
  3. 3. Startling contrast: Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse finds pictures from archives and then researches their background, before taking a picture in the same place now and elegantly interweaving them 3
  4. 4. Vivid reality: The past and the present collide as touches of colour appear on this emotive shot on rue Armand Levéel in the French city of Cherbourg 4
  5. 5. From dark times to blue skies: German prisoners of war are marched through the north-western French city by American soldiers 5
  6. 6. Marching on: Allied soldiers are seen on the move past shops from then and now in these fascinating pictures of France from the Left Behind series 6
  7. 7. Changing environment: German soldiers surrendering beside the modern terraced houses of the Rue des Fossés Plissons in Domfront, Orne 7
  8. 8. Honouring the dead: Village behind the front lines in Normandy celebrate Bastille Day for the first time in over four years at a memorial that still stands today 8
  9. 9. Moving moment: Servicemen rest beside signs pointing the way to a hospital and a church, with more old-fashioned script just visible behind 9
  10. 10. Echoes of history: The tarmacked road of Saint Marcouf, Manche, was once piled high with debris 10
  11. 11. Dramatic past: Men in uniform file out of La Madeleine à Sainte Marie du Mont, in Manche, close to the beaches of Normandy where the D-Day invasion took place 11
  12. 12. Horrific sight: A dead German soldier lies sprawled in the street with smooth patches showing through where the area has been restored today 12
  13. 13. Historical colour: A sign reading Todt Organisation - a Third Reich civil and military engineering group in Germany - is pictured over a pretty orange and pink house 13
  14. 14. New world: An American flag speaks of Allied progress in this engrossing image from the streets of France 14
  15. 15. Aussie Troops march over Westminster Bridge, London, date unknown. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 15
  16. 16. Landing Day: Special engineer brigade landing on Omaha beach D-Day afternoon 1944 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 16
  17. 17. Rest Up: A British Soldier catches a few ZZZs in a trench in Thiepval Woods 1916 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 17
  18. 18. Raiders: 4 members of Doolittle’s Raiders after meeting with friendly Chinese forces are escorted through a village on the way back to being re-patriated. 1942 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 18
  19. 19. Ruins: A Canadian mortar team fire on Ortona. Italy 1943 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 19
  20. 20. Deja Vu: Former Marine Corps Combat Correspondent SSgt Federico Claveria looks at photograph of himself giving an interned Tinian child candy 25 years earlier 1969 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 20
  21. 21. Arromanches: Unidentified troops march onto French soil 1944 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 21
  22. 22. Caught: Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne, 501st PIR gather prisoners at the city hall in Veghel. 1944 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 22
  23. 23. White City: Public Schools Battalion at White City, Beaumont Hamel 1916 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 23
  24. 24. Battle of Vimy Ridge: Canadians in the trenches, Vimy Ridge 1917 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 24
  25. 25. Verdun Trench: French troops digging a trench Verdun 1916 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 25
  26. 26. Hermanville:a British paratrooper observes 2 civilians in Hermanville Normandy D-Day – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 26
  27. 27. Troops of the Royal Norfolk’s in Pastoratstrasse facing the Schloßstrasse in Kervenheim. 1945 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 27
  28. 28. Admiral Graf Spee at Portsmouth 1937 (note the huge flag on the stern for propaganda purposes). (Photo by Adam Surrey) 28
  29. 29. View of a Spitfire from the cockpit of an He111,somewhere over Southern England 1941 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 29
  30. 30. A Canadian medic tends to a German prisoner ,Trun Hospice, Trun, France 1944 – 2014. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 30
  31. 31. Rangers loading for D-Day at Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, June 1944 – 2013. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 31
  32. 32. Iwo Jima. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 32
  33. 33. Yanks in the Dorset pub in Burton Bradstock. (Photo by Adam Surrey) 33
  34. 34. Cherbourg, France. ‘American troops in the center of Cherbourg pass under a balcony with English, American and French flags.’ - Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse. 34
  35. 35. B-24 plane getting ready for war. 35
  36. 36. ‘Wait For Me, Daddy’, taken in New Westminster, Canada, in 1940. ‘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. 36
  37. 37. ‘Innocence’, taken near the Castle of Hoensbroek, The Netherland. ‘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.s. 37
  38. 38. ‘Lightning at Sunset’: P-38 Lockheed Lightning‘P-38 Lockheed Lightning sits majestically on the tarmac at sunset, 1944/2014.’ - Adam Surrey.. 38
  39. 39. ‘The Long Walk’: Rudders Rangers march along Weymouth seafront, towards the harbour, June 1944. ‘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. 39
  40. 40. Caen Station, 1944 - 2014. ‘Contemplation: a German soldier, watched by a Canadian, contemplates his fate.’ - Adam Surrey. 40
  41. 41. Portland, Dorset, 1944/2013. US vehicles being loaded in Portland, Dorset, destined for the D-Day landings. 41
  42. 42. Burton Bradstock, Dorset. ‘Soldiers of the US 1st Division taking time to sample English beer, Burton Bradstock, Dorset’ - Adam Surrey. 42
  43. 43. Weymouth, Dorset. ‘US engineers in Weymouth, Dorset just prior to D-Day’ - Adam Surrey. 43
  44. 44. Berlin 1945/2010. 44
  45. 45. Berlin 1945/2010. 45
  46. 46. Berlin 1945/2010. 46
  47. 47. Berlin 1945/2010. 47
  48. 48. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, June 1940. 48
  49. 49. Les Braves Omaha beach, Normandy, France. 49
  50. 50. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1940. ‘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. 50
  51. 51. ‘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. 51
  52. 52. D-day, Normandy, 1944. 52
  53. 53. Vienna, 1945/2010. ‘A Soviet captain sketches of the statue of Pallas Athena.’ - Russian Sergey Larenkov. 53
  54. 54. Dom Cathedral, Cologne, March 1945. 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?” 54
  55. 55. France; Square cleared 55
  56. 56. France; Last convoy 56
  57. 57. France; Side by side 57
  58. 58. Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, Russian artist, features World War II era photos combined with recent shots of the same locations. See Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow and St. Petersburg after 65 years: 58
  59. 59. Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, Russian artist, features World War II era photos combined with recent shots of the same locations. See Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow and St. Petersburg after 65 years: 59
  60. 60. Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, 60
  61. 61. Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, 61
  62. 62. Prague 9 May 1945, the Soviet tank front Powder Gate Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, 62
  63. 63. Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, 63
  64. 64. Photo series by Sergey Larenkov, 6/07/2014王文堯 Kaohsiung Taiwan R.O.C All photos were taken from Daily Mail, Buzz Feed,Idpress.nternet….etc. THE END 64