Skip to comments.The Ghosts of World War II: The photographs found at flea markets superimposed on to modern street
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.
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Now, that’s interesting.
Weird... the soldier standing at a stop sign that won’t be there for years.
The unfortunate reality is that most 0bama supporters look at our troops who liberated Europe as evil.
What a good find!
Please do not post Daily Mail pictures.
And those guys could have ordered anything, asked for ketchup, and nobody would have said boo to them.
Bump for later.
Look at all those brave french resistance fighters in the second picture!
Geeze......one pulled post can really mess up some sarcasm.
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.
The thing that strikes me is the row of newly planted trees along the street. Who plants trees in the middle of a war?
They could have been planted weeks or months earlier, before the invasion.
Life went on, even in occupied France.
I recall reading years ago that they were issued briefly in the ETO and then withdrawn due to friendly fire issues.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.
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..
...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.
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Thanks GeronL and a fool in paradise.
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.
‘salright, I plan on transplanting a Japanese maple soon so I appreciate the advice! Thanks for posting anyway. :)
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...
The french wanted the Germans to be able to march in the shade.
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