12 Incredible World War II Images Through The Eyes of Google Street View

Sometimes it is easy to forget the history that precedes a particular area as time passes. However, thanks to Halley Docherty of The Guardian, we get to see exactly how certain areas looked during the historical era of World War II that we may walk by every single day.

Using images available through Google Street View, the past and present are merged as Ms. Docherty places famous WWII era photographs within the frames that show the world as we see it. The result is the amazing ability to picture exactly what the scene looked like some 70 years ago.

Below are the images along with their captions:

WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
Jubliant crowds line the Champs-Elysées after the liberation of Paris in August 1944.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
The bridge connecting two sections of the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, pictured in the first half of 1942, a year before the Warsaw uprising.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
On October 14th, 1940, during the London blitz, a bomb partially destroyed the Balham station civilian air raid shelter
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
Cranes remove a bus from the Balham bomb crater, October 1940
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
Russian soldiers rally at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 1945.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
A boy reaches out to his father as Canada's British Columbia Regiment marches through New Westminster, BC, on October 1st, 1940.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
A boy salutes US troops at a parade in San Antonio, Texas, on July 1st, 1942.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
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.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
Crowds watch the D-Day newsline ticker at Times Square, New York City, on June 6th, 1944
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
Mounted German soldiers parade from the Arc de Triomphe onto Avenue Foch.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
A German civilian gazes at a poster of Soviet leader Stalin on the Unter-den-Linden, Berlin, on June 3rd, 1945.
WWII Famous Photographs with Google Street View
German soldiers parade down the Champs-Elysées in Paris, June 1940.

Be sure to check out these other powerful images previously posted on Inquisitr.

[Images Via Halley Docherty/The Guardian]