Amazing, never seen before World War Two scenes have been uncovered in a selection of 31 film rolls that have remained undeveloped for more than 70 years.
The images have now been developed by photographer, Levi Bettweiser who has been gathering old, undeveloped film in order to develop them and reveal images from the past. He has called his project the Rescued Film Project.
Last year Levi acquired a set of 31 rolls of film. Not knowing what was inside them, he began to develop them and realised that he was uncovering someone’s personal journey as a soldier during World War Two.
Levi says the images have made his work more of a historical research project, as he has been investigating and identifying the various locations and people in the images. The fact that it is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two has made his project even more poignant and relevant. Levi says that he’s excited to be able to share the photos with the rest of the world and is humbled by the fact that these are images from an event that impacted so many people’s lives around the world, The Huffington Post reports.
So far Levi hasn’t found the owner of the images, even though some of them show the same soldier in front of the camera at several locations. It’s believed that this man must have been the owner of the camera, and in some instances he had asked his comrades or passers-by to capture him on location during his time in the US Army.
Levi is urging anyone who recognises someone in the photos to get in touch with him so that he can connect the photographs with their original owner or members of his family. The images can be viewed at the Rescued Film Project website: www.rescuedfilm.com