Photos Merged: Cities of World War II, then and now.

Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty brings life to old pictures by combining aged photos with corresponding Street View images. In these photos Docherty takes us back to cities of the second world war, giving us a glimpse of life then and now.

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A boy reaches for his father’s hand as Canada’s British Columbia Regiment marches through New Westminster, B.C. October 1940.

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German soldiers march down the Champs-Elysées in Paris, June 1940.

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On October 14th 1940, a bomb partially destroyed the Balham station civilian air raid shelter during the London blitz.

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Cranes lifting buses from the Balham bomb crater, October 1940.

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The bridge connecting two sections of the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, pictured in the first half of 1942, a year before the Warsaw uprising.

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Crowds watch the D-Day newsline ticker at Times Square, New York City, on June 6th 1944.

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Jubliant crowds line the Champs-Elysées after the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

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Russian soldiers rally at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 1945.

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A man surveys the wreckage left by the explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945. The ruins of the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (pictured), one of the few buildings to remain standing, are now part of the Peace Memorial Park.

 

Photographs all by Halley Docherty.

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