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Rightmove combines Google Street View with archive images to mark WWI anniversary

By Gillian West | Social media manager

August 4, 2014 | 1 min read

To mark 100 years since the start of World War I Rightmove has created ‘Then & Now’, an interactive journey through the past using archive photos and Google Street View.

Merging the past with the present, Then & Now examines how Britain’s streets have evolved and changed in the last century with visitors to the interactive gallery about to explore some of the country’s best-known sights.

Using Google Street View enables Now & Then users to see how the old image merging with the modern streets. By ‘swiping’ across their chosen street viewers will be able gain insight into the past, as provided by the Imperial War Museum and other image sources.

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A series of events are taking place across the UK and Europe today to mark the anniversary. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending a service in Belgium, Prince Charles joining representatives of Commonwealth countries in Glasgow and Prince Harry opening a Memorial Arch in Folkstone.

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