People Ghosts of History David Reeder November 4, 2014 With Veteran’s Day coming up fast I thought some imagery from Ghosts of History might be apropos. If you’re not familiar with Ghosts of History, it’s a UK-based website showcasing the work of digital artists from around the world. They take images from the past and blend them with pictures from the now. There are a number of different topics – the Battle of the Bulge, the 101st Airborne in Europe during WWII, various units in France and Italy and Holland, scenes from the Eastern Front and the Pacific Theater, even imagery from WWI and Vietnam. I’m a huge fan. Some of it is eerie, some serene…all of it is at least a little melancholy. Take a look. Here American armor rolls through Putange, Normandy – as they looked in 1944 against how that intersection appears today. These are US troops in France sometime after D-Day, against the same street as it is now in 2014. US troops in Europe after D-Day. This is the battleship Arizona, seen here on the East River in New York about to pass under the Manhattan Bridge (1916 and 2014 combined). American infantrymen during the Battle of the Bulge – contemporary picture over the same terrain today. Troops move through the Hague, WWII. Canadian infantrymen in the field, in Germany, a picture from 1945 over how the ground looks today. American MPs, Isigny sur Mer. Fighter aircraft at Schijndel Airfield, now an industrial area. A long US soldier in 1944 on the platform at Aachen Station with elements of how that station looks today. You can find Ghosts of History online here: http://www.ghostsofhistory.co.uk/. They sell many of their prints, should you be inclined to support their work. Follow them on Facebook here. Explore RECOILweb:Helle of Norway Debuts the "Utvær" KnifeBuy the gun that killed Bin LadenBREAKING- US Army Awards Modular Handgun Contract to Sig SauerMini-Me: Dead Air Sandman E-Brake NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!