Tilt-shift miniature faking is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. By distorting the focus of the photo, the artist simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is. Many miniature faked photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. Not all photos make good source material for faking as you can see by some of my images above.
World War 2 photos are even less suitable, as you can see here.
The effect looks better if you click on the images to make them bigger.