These surreal composite photos show the haunting legacy of World War I

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Even though World War I may have ended nearly a century ago, little has changed — politicians still rattle their verbal sabres as they send their servicemembers off to defend, or in some cases, meet a foreign enemy in battle.

World War I, the “war to end all wars,” claimed the lives of nine million people and destroyed large sections of Europe. But even though the war started over a hundred years ago, its memory still lingers on.

Here are a few composite images that show how the memory of the war still lingers throughout England:

German prisoners of war during WWI march towards Southend Pier, England while accompanied by guards and watched by the local populace.

Serbian soldiers march in London during the last days of WWI, November 9, 1918. The same street now stands in front of the Royal Courts of Justice.

Injured Indian soldiers of the British Army at the Brighton Pavilion recover in a converted military hospital around 1915 in Brighton, England. The room has since been converted to a music room at the Royal Pavilion.

British soldiers inspect a captured German plane in the Horseguards' Parade, London, November 1915.

A 'male' MKIV tank stands on display at the Lord Mayor's in London, November 1917. The site has since housed the Bank of England.

Wounded soldiers and cadets at the Albert Hall have a chat on May 1918 in London, England.

Wounded soldiers play football outside the Blenheim Palace around 1916 in Woodstock, England.

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