The Ghosts of World War II: The photographs found at flea markets superimposed on to modern street scenes
Images depict almost transparent soldiers racing through our streets as they look today
Fascinating series shows contrast between wartorn cities in the 1930s and 1940s and pleasant neighbourhoods now
By Emma Reynolds
PUBLISHED: 08:19 EST, 18 October 2012 | UPDATED: 11:20 EST, 18 October 2012
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.
Dangerous crossing: Soldiers race up Avenue de Paris in Cherbourg in 1944, speeding past the rubble and over modern-day road markings
Fear and fighting: The original image from 1944, before it was laid over a photo taken from the exact same spot today
Startling contrast: Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse finds pictures from archives and then researches their background, before taking a picture in the same place now and elegantly interweaving them
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