Getty photographer Peter Macdiarmid has recreated a series of montages pegged to the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

He has chosen a set of six photographs taken in England between 1914 and 1917 showing a variety of scenes featuring soldiers, including a group of Australians, a tank and a fighter plane.

In an interview with the the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, Macdiarmid explained how he employed the same technique in June for a series of images to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Once he identified an image with a feature that enabled it to be located, he used Google’s Street View mapping service to pinpoint the exact location.

Then he photographed the scene as it is today from roughly the same angle as the photographer took the shot  100 years ago.

He described the experience as “standing exactly in the footprints of history."

In this most recent series, we have taken Macdiarmid’s composite photos and re-layered the historical image over the modern day photo to create a GIF image, a technique which gradually loops in the historical image over the top of the recent one.

Clive Palmer gifPhoto: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

British soldiers inspecting a captured German plane in the Horseguards' Parade, London during World War I in November, 1915.

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Australian soldiers outside Egypt House in New Broad Street, London in 1917 where The Australian Bank branch was located.

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Serbian soldiers marching in London on the last days of WW I, November 9, 1918.

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Wounded soldiers and cadets at London's Albert Hall on Empire Day in May, 1918.

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

German prisoners of war during the World War I on their way to Southend Pier, accompanied by guards and watched by the local populace.