Ghosts of World War 2 inspire modern photographers
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:
In a military career spanning 1899-1947, Adrian Carton de Wiart survived being shot in the stomach, groin, head, hand, ankle, hip and leg; as well as 2 plane crashes and 5 escape attempts from a POW camp.
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.