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Ruined flats in Limehouse, East London, following the explosion of the last German V2 rocket to fall on Britain, 27 March 1945.

Ruined flats in Limehouse, East London, following the explosion of the last German V2 rocket to fall on Britain, 27 March 1945.

The western bell towers of St Pauls Cathedral in London seen through an archway after the heavy incendiary raid of 29 December 1940. -

The western bell towers of St Pauls Cathedral in London seen through an archway after the heavy incendiary raid of 29 December 1940. -

Moss: Long since abandoned, the 1892-built Verne Battery was used for storing fieldguns brought over from France, and during WW2 to house ammunition in preparation for the D-Day landings. It also became an AA battery (anti-aircraft artillery). Thousands of gravestones were hewn from Portland Stone for the fallen Allied soldiers who died in both World Wars. It was also used to build the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made coastal remnants of WW2

Moss: Long since abandoned, the 1892-built Verne Battery was used for storing fieldguns brought over from France, and during WW2 to house ammunition in preparation for the D-Day landings. It also became an AA battery (anti-aircraft artillery). Thousands of gravestones were hewn from Portland Stone for the fallen Allied soldiers who died in both World Wars. It was also used to build the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

"Ten miles north of Catania, Italy, two British Bren gunners and their assistants cover a street corner on the Via Vittorio Emmanuele II in Acireale, Sicily, 1943." Combined photo of then and modern location by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse.

"Ten miles north of Catania, Italy, two British Bren gunners and their assistants cover a street corner on the Via Vittorio Emmanuele II in Acireale, Sicily, 1943." Combined photo of then and modern location by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse.

Two little English girls wave the British flag in the rubble of bomb-ravaged Battersea on V-E Day. May 8th 1945. [1197x883]

Two little English girls wave the British flag in the rubble of bomb-ravaged Battersea on V-E Day. May 8th 1945. [1197x883]

"I've spent the last sixteen months being shot at and you think I care about seat belts!"

"I've spent the last sixteen months being shot at and you think I care about seat belts!"

The Ghosts of World War II

The Ghosts of World War II

Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do…

The devastation at Kynaston Road, Orpington where housewife Ivy Millington was killed in her kitchen by Hitler's last V2 rocket.

The devastation at Kynaston Road, Orpington where housewife Ivy Millington was killed in her kitchen by Hitler's last V2 rocket.

WWII -- family inside their earth-covered backyard Anderson shelter during the Blitz -  London - 1940

WWII -- family inside their earth-covered backyard Anderson shelter during the Blitz - London - 1940

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