Amazing Pictures Of World War II Combines Past And Present

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Have you ever thought about just how amazing it would be to combine historical photographs featuring important scenarios from world history with the same settings in modern day? This was the exact thoughts of the talented and creative photographer, Adam Surreys, and the final results are incredibly mesmerizing. If you’re curious to see just how realistic these photographs are, then hop aboard our time machine and check out the following series, named “Ghosts of Time”. Amazing stuff.


#1 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

US troops inspect a knocked out German 4.7 cm PaK(t) auf Panzerkampfwagen 35R(f) self-propelled gun, near Le Molay-Littry, France, on the 20 June 1944. The same spot was then photographed in 2015.

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#2 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

A knocked out Sherman tank in Villiers Bocage, June 1944.

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#3 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

In the days and weeks following D-Day, more US troops arrive on a Utah beach in 1944. This old photograph was combined with a picture of the same place, taken in 2015.

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#4 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Passing through: Members of the 101st airborne are pictured passing through Sainte Marie du Mont in June 1944.

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#5 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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

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#6 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Joyful greetings: US troops move inland through Colleville sur Mer in June 1944.

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#7 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

A French civilian takes time to chat to a US soldier in Mont Saint Michel, 1944.

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#8 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Men of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division pictured alongside a knocked-out German Tiger tank from the 3rd Company of SS Heavy Tank Battalion in Rauray, during Operation ‘Epsom’, on the 28 June 1944. This is the exact same place today.

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#9 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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

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#10 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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

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#11 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

A US patrol in the area of Cherbourg Harbour station 1944 – 2015.

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#12 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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 in the same spot as the original).

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#13 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Dancing Engineers: A GI entertaining his mates from the Engineer Special Brigade on Weymouth seafront in June 1944.

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#14 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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

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#16 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Rations: US troops loading K rations just prior to D-Day in Weymouth, Dorset, 1944.

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#17 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Members of the 82nd AB enter Nijmegen after crossing the Waalbrug 1944 – 2015. (Photo courtesy of Toen-nu Koos).

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#19 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

HE 111 planes on their way to Poland in 1939.

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#20 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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

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#21 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Dedication of the 1st US cemetery on French soil, ‘Temp Cemetery’, on the 12th June 1944.

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#22 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

Village life: US troops at the water pump in St Marie du Mont, 1944.

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#23 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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.

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#24 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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

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#25 Ghosts Of Time: Amazing then & now pictures of WWII

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 – 2015

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