Armed with original images we scout around to find the original sites where those photos were taken.
Sometimes the site have changed completely in the past 60 years. The fields with their beautiful country views have made room now for suburbs. Old factory buildings, build in the late 1800’s, that were destroyed during the final battles are being replaced by modern plants.
However, some spots haven’t changed a dang thing in all those years! Sometimes preserved by conscious people, but more often just because there was no need for modernization.
Just to find that little brick wall still there.., or a building with all the doors and windowpanes painted in the same classic color scheme as it was 65 years ago.
Other places have changed completely. Homes, farms, municipal buildings, factories, churches and so on... All gone. Replaced by the needs of modern society.
Some portrays are still worth re-enacting. So, we try and find a spot that gives the same kind of background and focus on the person or situation we portray.
Thereby paying homage to those brave boys.