Ghosts of History: Found WWII Photographs Superimposed on Current Day Street Scenes

Ghosts of History is a project produced by Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse.  Teeuwisse who finds old WWII photographs in flea markets then takes those photos and superimposes them on the current day locations.

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Soldiers race up Avenue de Paris in Cherbourg in 1944

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Marching on: Allied soldiers are seen on the move past shops in France

Marching on: Allied soldiers are seen on the move past shops in France

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German prisoners of war are marched through the north-western French city by American soldiers

German prisoners of war are marched through the north-western French city by American soldiers

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German soldiers surrendering beside the modern terraced houses of the Rue des Fossés Plissons in Domfront, Orne

German soldiers surrendering beside the modern terraced houses of the Rue des Fossés Plissons in Domfront, Orne

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Acireale, Sicily, 1943 Ten miles North of Catania two British Bren gunners and their assistants cover a street corner on the Via Vittorio Emmanuele II in Acireale.

Acireale, Sicily, 1943 Ten miles North of Catania two British Bren gunners and their assistants cover a street corner on the Via Vittorio Emmanuele II in Acireale.

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Allied soldiers walking towards center of Eindhoven Netherlands, September 18th 1944

Allied soldiers walking towards center of Eindhoven Netherlands, September 18th 1944

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Two days after the official surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands on may 5th 1945, shots were fired at civilians and British troops on Bren Carriers as they celebrated the liberation of the city. Members of the Dutch resistance and Dutch Internal forces returned fire with Stenguns.

Two days after the official surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands on may 5th 1945, shots were fired at civilians and British troops on Bren Carriers as they celebrated the liberation of the city. Members of the Dutch resistance and Dutch Internal forces returned fire with Stenguns.

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Place Marie Ravenel à Cherbourg France

Place Marie Ravenel à Cherbourg France

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Auschwitz I, January 27th 1945 Russian soldiers with prisoners of Block 19, the quarantine blockhouse in the medical section of the camp.

Auschwitz I, January 27th 1945 Russian soldiers with prisoners of Block 19, the quarantine blockhouse in the medical section of the camp.

 

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