Breathtaking Finding a lost part of History | 31 Undeveloped WW2 films Found.

Posted: January 19, 2015 in b&w, film, history, ww2
Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from around the world.

It is reported that he found 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II.

Bettweiser stated that he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor).

Bettwieser says that although many of the rolls were too damaged to develop, the majority of them resulted in usable prints, and he still has one larger format roll to develop that requires special supplies. Staring carefully at so many photos may have also resulted in an additional discovery. Bettwieser noticed a single unidentified soldier seems to appear in several different shots, and he suspects this may be the photographer who lent the camera to others in order to get shots of himself. You can scroll through dozens more photos over on the project’s website.

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Courtesy of  the Rescued Film Project

Courtesy of  the Rescued Film Project

Courtesy of  the Rescued Film Project

I doubt 70 years later my long lost memory disk would have survived ;).

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