Ghosts of Time: 39 Incredible’ then & now’ pictures of WWII


Haunting images take you on a trip of time travel, combining historical photographs with their modern-day settings.

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US troops inspect a Knocked-out German 4.7 cm PaK(t) auf Panzerkampfwagen 35R(f) self-propelled gun,near Le Molay-Littry, France 20 June 1944 -20151508139_1610412295879472_4009590581112967882_n

A knocked out Sherman tank,Villiers Bocage June 1944 – 20151549508_1612258435694858_775663727341315168_n

New arrivals: In the days and weeks following D-Day,more US troops arrive on Utah beach 1944 – 201510337732_1610178982569470_6473464625501779854_n

Passing through: Members of the 101st airborne passing through Sainte Marie du Mont June 1944 – 201510367168_1608755512711817_7485156893791455242_n

Passing through: Members of the 101st airborne passing through Sainte Marie du Mont enroute to Carentan
June 1944 – 2015


Joyful greetings: US troops move inland through Colleville sur Mer June 1944 – 201511039283_1618980595022642_3464439875039851122_n

A French civilian takes time to chat to a US soldier, Mont Saint Michel 1944 – 201511168886_1617192345201467_6421780030516979700_n

Men of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division alongside a knocked-out German Tiger tank from the 3rd Company of SS Heavy Tank Battalion in Rauray,during Operation ‘Epsom’, 28 June 1944 – 201511202605_1619294891657879_5684110555806126623_n

German soldiers at the gate of Fort de Boncelles in Belgium, May 1940 – 2015.


Universal carriers and motorcycles driving inland from Arromanches during the build-up of Allied reinforcements in the bridgehead, 22 June 1944 -2015 (in reality its Route du Débarquement

German and US medics await the arrival of injured personel, Aid station #2 St Mere Eglise11220805_1616890315231670_4098668107565921125_n

A US patrol in the area of Cherbourg Harbour station 1944 – 201511221758_1617570225163679_5803482970553240388_n

Firefighters and other emergency personnel respond to the crash of a B-29 prototype at the Frye Meat Packing Plant,Seattle . A total of 32 died on the plane and in the fire. Feb 1943 – 2015 (the present building was built on the same footings as the original)11377233_1607333589520676_689228767845665509_n

Dancing Engineers: A GI entertaining his mates,from the Engineer Special Brigade,Weymouth seafront, June 1944 – 201511390237_1610098792577489_2619418410707499063_n

On home ground: The Regiment de la Chaudiere in front of Canada House speaking with French civilians June 1944 – 201511391232_1608072302780138_8837567374870900727_n

Rations: US troops loading K rations just prior to D-Day Weymouth,Dorset 1944 – 201511391668_1607262696194432_1055573744188609743_n

Members of the 82nd AB enter Nijmegen after crossing the Waalbrug 1944 – 2015(photo courtesy of Toen-nu Koos ty)11401206_1616515171935851_4357594183219251067_n

HE 111 on their way to Poland, Kampfgeschwader 1 (KG 1) 1939 – 201511401308_1611023832484985_6867620484697839318_n

A truck pulling a 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun moves along the Quai de Julliet in Caen. In the distance can be seen the Abbaye des Hommes. 1944 – 2015


Dedication of the 1st US cemetery on French soil,Temp cemetery 1 Omaha beach 12th June 1944 – 201511406592_1612612148992820_1659966477643506634_n

Village life :US troops at the water pump in St Marie du Mont 1944 – 201511535850_1614771895443512_8024781822039160437_n

Honour and sadness:Silver Star award ceremony Carentan ( one of the flower girls ,Danielle Laisney was killed by German artillery during this ceremony,although accounts and dates vary) June 1944 – 2015 ( now photo Barbara Wilkinson ty)11659237_1619702694950432_1296500327400982056_n


Relief:US troops meet at the corner of what is now Mcauliffe Place,Bastogne .1944 – 2015



WN33:The British 2nd Army: Royal Navy Commandos of LCOCU (Landing Craft Obstacle Clearing Unit) examine a large casemate and its 88mm gun which formed part of German strongpoint WN33 on the western edge of La Riviere, and which caused the forces landing on ‘King’ Beach, GOLD Area considerable trouble before it was silenced. 1944 – 201511659381_1617517718502263_6588630696496902272_n

Underground: Russian civilians take shelter from German aerial bombing raids during the Battle of Moscow in the city’s Mayakovskaya metro station. Moscow, 1941 – 201511666204_1617948768459158_1007873715446849029_n

Which way now: Major General Manton Sprague Eddy, commander 9th Infantry Division confers with his officers in Beauvain


The late fine was huge: Italian soldiers requisition library books from the Library of Palazzo Barberini for reading material to be sent to Italian soldiers on the front lines. Rome, Italy. 1941 – 201511703136_1619920138262021_3417687962006536364_nUS troops dress a shop dummy in a German flag,close to the Roman Gate of Porta Nigra,Trier ,Germany

18488_1590366757884026_6006218263565441163_nUS Airman inspecting V-1 factory. The Mittelwerk occupied large tunnels underneath a mountain near Nordhausen in the Harz Mountains in central Germany 1945 – 2015