WWII in color

I think not

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For so many years, historians and casual observers alike have observed the events of World War II through faded black and white images. What most people do not know is the fact that quite a large portion of the WWII was shot using color film! However, it wasn't until recently that a lot of the photographs and motion picture footage was de-classified by the U.S. Government.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/

 

jimmoyer

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You know, funny thing, WWII is starting to look
quite ancient in my own lifetime, after having grown
up on many varied WWII movies culminating in the last
two great ones, Saving Private Ryan, and The Thin Red Line --- both having come out in the same year.
 

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I wonder why it would take so long to get these picturers out? I've seen colour photo's from ww2 before, but really, it's very rare. I know most of us have seen the old coloured pics of Hitler.
 

jimmoyer

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I've seen color footage of WWII, especially of the
Pacific theatre since I was a kid in the early 1960s.

So I would have no reason to wonder why color pictures
took so long to come out. They didn't take one minute
too long to come out. They came out right away.

But it appears that way because most people didn't
have color tv until the mid 60s.
 

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Well, not really war, but pre-war, I saw an amazing program on History a couple of years ago called "The Third Reich in Colour". It was previously 'never seen' footage from even Eva Braun's camera.

It really gives a different depth and dimension to what things were like back then and of course, illustrated the ideaology of Hitler and his gang. I recently saw Triumph des Willens, and while the film was amazingly done, it just didn't illustrate as much as the old films reels in colour of the period.

I wonder why they are always coming out with footage that has supposedly never been seen? Why would it take so long to get these things :p
 

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Re: RE: WWII in color

Andem said:
Well, not really war, but pre-war, I saw an amazing program on History a couple of years ago called "The Third Reich in Colour". It was previously 'never seen' footage from even Eva Braun's camera.

It really gives a different depth and dimension to what things were like back then and of course, illustrated the ideaology of Hitler and his gang. I recently saw Triumph des Willens, and while the film was amazingly done, it just didn't illustrate as much as the old films reels in colour of the period.

I wonder why they are always coming out with footage that has supposedly never been seen? Why would it take so long to get these things :p

Yeah I remember seeing that as well.