- Sergey Larenkov used computer editing to create these stunning images
- Pinpointed the exact location of the scenes and cut them with Paris today
- Images show the occupation of Paris and its liberation by allied troops
13:34 GMT, 28 December 2013
13:36 GMT, 28 December 2013
German soldiers march through central Paris, a World War II warzone scarred by Nazi occupation.
Although in these incredible images the streets are also full of modern day cars and tourists.
By pinpointing the exact locations of original photographs, Sergey Larenkov, is able to open a window into the past, revealing how troops and tanks once occupied the French capital.
German soldiers march down the streets of France near the famous Arc de Triomphe
Using a mixture of photography and computer editing skills, the Russian photographer is able to intertwine war era locations with modern day photographs, creating an eerie but fascinating effect.
Sergey said: ‘I am always searching for the places pictured in the old postcards and photos any chance I get.
‘The hardest part of my photography is locating the exact point and angle from which the original picture had been taken.
People hide behind a tanks in the streets of Paris, as in the modern day street shoppers go about their daily business
Nazi flags are seen attached to a building while today it is a regular route for buses
German troops make their way through the streets of Paris
Troops and dignitaries march the Parisian streets near the Arc de Triomphe
Soldiers march down the streets of Paris, France
People line the streets near the famous Arc de Triomphe
People line the streets in support for allied troops as they make their way through Paris near the famous Arc de Triomphe
This incredible series of photographs show how Paris would look if soldiers from World War II returned to the streets
‘By stitching the two images together I feel it has the ability to transport someone from a peaceful, modern life to the hardest times of the war period.”
‘The hardest part of my photography is locating the exact point and angle from which the original picture had been taken, it can be very difficult locating the place, getting to this place, making shot and then processing it.
A man squatting near sandbags in a black and white photo mixed with how the street looks today
‘I can spend months perfecting one shot, but other times it only takes me about 30 minutes.
‘My grandfather’s fought the Nazis defending Leningrad and now they are gone, I feel like I must tell my own children what their ancestors had to overcome, the theme of these photographs are very personal to me.’
Troops with a parked vehicle in the streets of Paris, whilst today a man can be seen flicking through tourist postcards