WWII Lost Films, a ten hour series featuring rare colour footage of the Second World War and testimonies of 12 Americans who fought in or contributed to the war effort airs on the History channel next week.
The footage was assembled after an exhaustive worldwide search which eventually unearthed more than n 3,000 hours of World War II footage from archives and private collections across the globe. The footage has since been preserved and restored by History.
The series incorporates diaries, journals, interviews and Dolby “soundscape” featuring striking visuals against a backdrop of war, usually only viewed through black-and-white newsreel footage, transforming it into something viscerally real, relatable and newly relevant.
The channel says the intention is for viewers “to encounter what war was actually like for those who were there and experience it firsthand.”
The series accompanies servicemen, war correspondents and medical personnel throughout the war with eye witness accounts spoken by Hollywood actors including Rob Lowe and LL Cool J.
WWII Lost Films: The Making of – Finding The Footage
HISTORY, weeknights from Monday 12th April to Friday 23rd April inclusive at 10pm