Ghosts of World War II (23 HQ photos)

Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov is an amateur photographer and vintage postcard collector who married his two passions into a very cool series of then-and-now photos with the help of our friend Photoshop. It really puts history into perspective and shows we've come a long way in a short amount of time.

Check out Sergey Larenkov’s website HERE for more cool photos.

  • Anon

    #1 is the best

  • joe

    wow….really great work!

  • Poopslikelittlebunny


  • GMO

    Really cool.

  • charles

    Very cool! One of my favorite Chive posts.

  • Jordan

    This is excellent.

  • Jordan

    Vive la France

    • Malachi Constant

      The French allowed Hitler to reoccupy the Rhineland when they could have easily stopped him in 1936. Subsequently the Germans destroyed the French Army in 4 weeks in 1940 like the pussies they are. Viva Roosevelt, Viva the Russian Army but fuck France-

      • KAKAH

        shut up fkin racist..The russian gov. kills so many people on the esthern country and the Russia is a dictature .. so no.

  • Slick

    Bravo, well done.

  • Connor

    #8 Marshal Georgy Zhukov FTW!!

  • B-Rad


  • The Situation

    Fuckin' skanks!

  • ssf

    These pictures are a hit!(ler).

  • Trent

    cool idea, but could be executed alot better.

    • Joeyk

      You should be executed..ha! nailed it..

    • The Situation

      A lot is two words. Fuckin' skanks!

    • yup

      Do it then, azzwipe.

  • Swanny

    Thank you for posting these. Very thought provoking.

  • equalizermax

    This is one of your best post…

  • floscar

    Awesome fakin post.

  • Lehkan

    Awesome work.
    Past's testimony…

  • gaz

    I want more of this, thumbs up if you agree

  • Kit

    Already been done. History Channel did an ad campaign like this, where entire photos were overlaid on each other with more emphasis on the actual historical episode.

    And they did it about 5-7 years ago. Nothing new.

    • urawiener

      I was just like the other sheep in this post thinking that this was awesome, but your enlightening comment makes me want to just shit right in that photographers mouth. He should ONLY do things that never have been done before, no matter if they’re cool or fun

    • Mark

      I wish your grandpa would have died in the war, then we wouldn't be subjected to your know it all posts. Douche

      • Nolok

        That's fucked up.

    • K94

      Your post is nothing but words. It's already been done.

      Come up with something new next time.

  • Jim

    A blast from the past!!!

  • trashthoughts

    hey chive, where can we find the originals?

  • Gregory Nelson Courtney

    that was pretty sweet i like how he matched the images up perfectly

  • Tony Helton

    This is pretty awesome.

  • zym

    I don't know much about art, but I know what I hate. And I don't hate this. – Charles Montgomery Burns

  • Speedy

    thats awesome!! hes my new hero!

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