Modern inhabitants of many towns and cities walk their streets every day without realising the drama that often played out on the very same spot 7 decades before.
The art of photo-shopping modern scenes and historical photographs of the same locations during World War 2 has produced some very haunting juxtapositions. Masters of the art are Seth Taras, Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse and Sergey Larenkov, and here are some of the most thought-provoking examples of their work:
The sad death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling ‘greatest generation’. Here is a list, by no means definitive, of 50 notable people who served (with varying degrees of distinction) in uniform in WW2.