Principally comprised of aerial images taken by Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes throughout the duration of the occupation, the digital undertaking has been described as the largest collection of aerial photographs ever amassed of wartime Warsaw.
GALLERY: The birds-eye view into the past is available through the desktop version of Google Earth, with maps of Warsaw from 1935 as well as Gdańsk and Wrocław from 1943.
Compiled as a warning about today’s internet surveillance, the 150 never-before-seen photos cover a wide range of Poland’s communist secret police activities between 1944 and 1989 and reveal the sometimes drastic measures authorities took to keep ‘enemies of the state’ under control.
A group called Pogromca Reklamozy (which translates as “the Ad Buster”) has been following the transformation, from individual buildings to entire cities, as the advertisements come down - and the difference is striking!
As an extraordinary photo exhibition of dolls inspired by Gothic literature and dark wave music gets underway in Now Huta, TFN talks to the woman behind the stunning creations, Monika Mostowik.
The mysterious village of Łupków has a rich history but nearly all remnants of the settlement were destroyed after WWII with just the church foundation, bell tower and cemetery remaining.
The historical memorabilia from the Veterans' House in Manchester, UK, include veterans' banners, Polish flags, paintings, books and documents belonging to the post-war Polish community in the city. The author of the photographs told TFN: “I was in complete shock and awe with not only how many items were still in the building, but also what the items represented.”
Hannibal Smoke’s ‘The Silent Apocalypse - The ruined palaces of Lower Silesia’ is an emotive and harrowing tale documenting the fate of the region’s hundreds of abandoned palaces and estates.
Having conquered his childhood fear of water, trucker Tomek Gazda now uses his free time to swim in crocodile and shark-infested waters.
Dating from the early 20th century, and resting at the bottom of Morskie Oko, the Syrena has been pictured for the first time since sinking.