8 World War 1 Photos Of Soldiers A Century Ago Walking Today's Streets

28/07/2014 15:24 | Updated 28 July 2014

This week marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 - more than long enough to forget the men who fought and gave their lives walked the very same streets, halls and beaches that we walk today.

Fortunately for us, photographer Peter Macdiarmid has taken these stunning modern day shots in exactly the same place a predecessor did a century ago.


When merged together they form a fascinating insight into the role iconic parts of the country played during the conflict which claimed the lives of over 37 million people.

  • Horseguards' Parade, London
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    British soldiers inspecting a captured German place in the Horseguards' Parade, London during World War I in November 1915.
  • Brighton
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    Injured Indian soldiers of the British Army at the Brighton Pavilion, converted into a military hospital around 1915 in Brighton, England.
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    Wounded soldiers and cadets at the Albert Hall on Empire Day in May 1918 in London, England
  • Woodstock, England
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    Wounded soldiers playing football outside Blenheim Palace around 1916 in Woodstock, England.
  • Southend-on-Sea
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    German prisoners of war during the First World War on their way to Southend Pier accompanied by guards and watched by the local populace.
  • Bank, London
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    A 'male' MKIV tank at the Lord Mayor's show in November 1917 in London.
  • Egypt House, London
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    Australian soldiers outside Egypt House in New Broad Street, London where The Australian Bank is housed in 23rd June 1917.
  • Royal Courts of Justice, London
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    Serbian soldiers marching in the Lord Mayor's show, London in the last days of WW I 9th November 1918.
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