The National Guard march in London, 1916 and now interactive

In the latest of our weekly series of interactive photographs to mark the centenary of the first world war, the National Guard march past Mansion House in London, April 1916. London’s National Guard was formed mainly of older men who volunteered to defend the city by digging trenches, guarding prisoners of war and taking on tasks normally done by younger men freeing them to fight overseas

Photography then and now lets you move through time by tapping or clicking on a historic image to reveal the modern view. You can drag or swipe to control the speed of the transformation

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