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Thursday, April 10, 2014

11 Time-Travelling Photos Of World War One: Then And Now

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating outbreak of World War One. Photographer Peter Macdiarmid’s haunting collection of photo montages compares war-torn Europe with today’s modern landscapes.


Place de la Concorde, Paris, France.


Place de la Concorde, Paris, France.


German airplanes at Place de la Concorde in Paris, destroyed by celebrating crowds on the day of the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine, on November 18, 1918.


Peter Macdiarmid / Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger Viollet / Getty


The Somme canal, Frise, France.


The Somme canal, Frise, France.


British soldiers from a Royal Garrison Artillery working party carry duck-boards across the frozen Somme canal at Frise, March 1917.


Peter Macdiarmid / Lt. J W Brooke/ IWM / Getty


The main square in Bruges, Belguim.


The main square in Bruges, Belguim.


British soldiers captured by the Troops of the Central Powers walking in the main square of Bruge, Belgium, escorted by the soldiers of the German army.


Peter Macdiarmid / Mondadori Portfolio / Getty


Basilica of Notre-Dame de Brebieres, Albert, France.


Basilica of Notre-Dame de Brebieres, Albert, France.


The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Brebieres, Albert, France, with tilted statue of the Virgin because of a shell in 1915.


Peter Macdiarmid / Apic / Getty




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