Ghosts of World War 2 inspire modern photographers

Ghosts of World War 2 inspire modern photographers

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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:

 

1937 - Shortly before WW2, the Hindenburg airship was the pride of Nazi Germany, until it caught fire at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA - image by Seth Taras
1937 – The Hindenburg airship was the pride of Nazi Germany, until it caught fire at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA – image by Seth Taras

 

1940 - Hitler in occupied Paris - image by Sergey Larenkov
1940 – Hitler in occupied Paris – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

1941 - Scuttled ships at Sevastopol - image by Sergey Larenkov
1941 – Scuttled ships at Sevastopol – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

1943 - General Kravchenko liberates Kiev - image by Sergey Larenkov
1943 – General Kravchenko liberates Kiev – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

1944 - American soldiers in Cherbourg - image Jo Teeuwisse
1944 – American soldiers in Cherbourg – image Jo Teeuwisse

 

1944 - American soldiers on the Normandy beaches on D-Day - image by Seth Taras
1944 – American soldiers on the Normandy beaches on D-Day – image by Seth Taras

 

1944 - An American soldier encounters a dead German soldier in Cherbourg - image by Jo Teeuwisse
1944 – An American soldier encounters a dead German soldier in Cherbourg – image by Jo Teeuwisse

 

1944 - German POWs marched through Cherbourg by American soldiers  - image by Jo Teeuwisse
1944 – German POWs marched through Cherbourg by American soldiers – image by Jo Teeuwisse

 

1945 - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Livadia Palace, Yalta - image by Sergey Larenkov
1945 – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Livadia Palace, Yalta – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

1945 - Russian soldiers at U-bahn station, Berlin - image by Sergey Larenkov
1945 – Russian soldiers at U-bahn station, Berlin – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

1945 - Red Army storms the Reichstag, Berlin - image by Sergey Larenkov
1945 – Red Army storms the Reichstag, Berlin – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

1945 - Marshal Zhukov stands outside the Reichstag in Berlin - image by Sergey Larenkov
1945 – Marshal Zhukov stands outside the Reichstag in Berlin – image by Sergey Larenkov

 

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