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The Ghosts of World War II: The photographs found at flea markets superimposed on to modern street
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 18, 2012 | Emma Reynolds

Posted on 10/19/2012 2:43:51 PM PDT by lowbridge

This haunting collection of images shows what it would look like if the ghosts of World War II returned to our streets.

The remarkable pictures overlay modern scenes from France with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war.

Historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, from Amsterdam, began the project after finding 300 old negatives at a flea market in her home city depicting familiar places in a very different context.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: amsterdam; france; godsgravesglyphs; joteeuwisse; ww2 Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: lowbridge

Now, that’s interesting.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 2:46:26 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: lowbridge

3 posted on 10/19/2012 2:47:35 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: lowbridge

Weird... the soldier standing at a stop sign that won’t be there for years.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 2:47:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: lowbridge
Fantastic.

The unfortunate reality is that most 0bama supporters look at our troops who liberated Europe as evil.

5 posted on 10/19/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: lowbridge; SunkenCiv

interesting


6 posted on 10/19/2012 2:50:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge

What a good find!


7 posted on 10/19/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: All

Please do not post Daily Mail pictures.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 2:52:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Psycho_Bunny

And those guys could have ordered anything, asked for ketchup, and nobody would have said boo to them.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 2:52:31 PM PDT by Professional
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Bump for later.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 2:52:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: lowbridge

Look at all those brave french resistance fighters in the second picture!


11 posted on 10/19/2012 2:56:28 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
What unit are the US soldiers from that are wearing camouflage fatigues? Rangers? I was not aware camouflage fatigues were used in the ETO.
12 posted on 10/19/2012 2:57:38 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Repeat Offender
That would've been the second picture the FReeper posted and third on the DailyMail.

Geeze......one pulled post can really mess up some sarcasm.

13 posted on 10/19/2012 3:00:17 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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spooky


14 posted on 10/19/2012 3:25:07 PM PDT by mylife (If Obama is all "bound up" maybe he needs some Mittamucil)
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To: lowbridge

Made me think of a couple of videos I saw commemorating the The Warsaw Uprising that were produced a few years ago in Poland, here are a few examples. Makes people think about the extraordinary circumstances ordinary people just like them found themselves in just a few decades earlier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYO-I8_lVRE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XoWThOIDI


15 posted on 10/19/2012 3:33:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: Repeat Offender

The thing that strikes me is the row of newly planted trees along the street. Who plants trees in the middle of a war?


16 posted on 10/19/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Wow!


17 posted on 10/19/2012 4:13:57 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

They could have been planted weeks or months earlier, before the invasion.

Life went on, even in occupied France.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 4:23:04 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: robowombat
What unit are the US soldiers from that are wearing camouflage fatigues? Rangers? I was not aware camouflage fatigues were used in the ETO.

I recall reading years ago that they were issued briefly in the ETO and then withdrawn due to friendly fire issues. Not sure if the issue was confined to specific units.

19 posted on 10/19/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
I have planted trees at our first home during late fall...Was told and it was true, once the sap stops running you can even yak a tree out with a wench or car...My uncle gave us 3 fruit trees he wanted to get rid of, just be careful not to strip the bark completly by tying where the chain will go a blanket...It was a pear, italian plum and due to the fact that it was over 1/2 century ago, don't remember the third...

ps the ground was frozen but not into a deep freeze yet which can come any time in Michigan...the tree's all lived, hubby had already dug the hole before the freeze...If the tree has no more leaves on it, the sap isn't running...

I just made a booboo. I reread and though you said winter and not war.....duh..

20 posted on 10/19/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: robowombat
Pathfinders with both the 82nd and 101st both used camouflage uniforms in some circumstances...

...but these were generally, like the early British Denison mocks, simply brush painted, and did not look anywhere near as elaborate as those in the photos.

21 posted on 10/19/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GeronL; a fool in paradise

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks GeronL and a fool in paradise.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 5:17:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
It made me shed a tear or two.
23 posted on 10/19/2012 6:03:18 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: robowombat

On checking, 2nd Armored and a couple of other units- one infantry and one engineer, were issued them experimentally. They were withdrawn due to friendly fire issues.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-army/Normandy+camo-2.html


24 posted on 10/19/2012 6:14:37 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: goat granny

‘salright, I plan on transplanting a Japanese maple soon so I appreciate the advice! Thanks for posting anyway. :)


25 posted on 10/19/2012 9:15:07 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

just remember, don’t move until the leaves are gone...I had to bury a dog of mine during winter...my son in law dug out the hole I had prepared before the winter...when she passed we had about 6 inches of ice and snow on top of the hole, covered with a tarp....put in a bail of hay and then tarped it...He had to burn out the bale o hay, it was easy, just ran a stream of gas about 5 foot from the grave site and lit the gas. Worked like a charm...


26 posted on 10/19/2012 9:37:15 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
The thing that strikes me is the row of newly planted trees along the street. Who plants trees in the middle of a war?

The french wanted the Germans to be able to march in the shade.

27 posted on 10/20/2012 10:26:02 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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