To share mode – Ghosts of WW 2

October 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm 5 comments

I was very touched yesterday by an article in the Daily Mail and the photos presented:

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.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219584/Ghosts-war-Artist-superimposes-World-War-II-photographs-modern-pictures-street-scenes.html
Photos of allied soldiers after D Day on the streets superimposed on those same streets today. They are evocative and thought-provoking . You can see more of the photos by Jo Teeuwisse on her Flickr page
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hab3045/collections/72157629378669812/

and follow her on her facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/thenandnowghostsofhistory

LEST WE FORGET!!!!!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aka/mozart  |  October 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    loraine…these photos remind me of the toilkien trilogy..perhaps the two towers..where Aagon and fellowship go into the woods of the dead to ask them to come to battle and fight..and then Aagon would release them and they would be free as they served their debt..it was the ghosts of those dead who remind me of the photos that are so truly awesome….it has been along time..re: lord of the rings..so i am remembering names and spelling as best as i can…anyhow….

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  October 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I must admit although I wasn’t born yet the faces of those young men “haunt” and you have to wonder who they were what was their personal stories- did they survive the war…… I know my mother when we watch the history channel always looks for the face of her father in world war 1 and the trenches and for her brother at Dunkirk – finding the reports when I wrote about my father that confirmed the story he told about one of his ships in WW2 – knowing as I read the report the bravery was “personal”-

  • 3. aka/mozart  |  October 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    i think it is the last photo here that is the most haunting. I found myself on and off throughout the day…flashing my memory back to those photos…i have from my father in WWII many photos…and many faces of young men…alive and dead…but these photos really strike deep.
    oh my

  • 4. Lisa  |  October 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I picked it up from your FB page last night & passed it on. This is the most awesome photo project I’ve seen yet!

  • 5. Dave  |  October 24, 2012 at 2:35 am

    very cool
    I wish we could see the spirits that are still around us…

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