This 'If Star Wars Was Real' Collection Reimagines World War Images

 - Mar 2, 2011
References: nirahlee & randommization
Few cultural icons are more pervasive or as far-reaching than the Star Wars franchise, and this humorous 'If Star Wars Was Real' collection is a perfect example of how its influence continues to be felt across the spectrum.

Featuring iconic Star Wars characters and machinery expertly blended with real World War II images, this 'If Star Wars Was Real' collection imagines a very different war than you might remember from your school textbooks. From AT-AT's marching onto beach-fronts, or Tie-Fighters hot on the heels of RCA fighter planes, this assortment of photos is as mischievous as it is amusing.

What is particularly poignant about this 'If Star Wars Was Real' collection is the way in which it seamlessly blends two popular but disparate pop-culture themes into an altogether new creation. By combining Star Wars and World War II imagery, it creates a new genre that is more than merely the sum of its parts.