You may have heard of those who attempted to save art from World War II but have you heard of Levi Bettweiser, the man behind the Rescued Film Project? The project focuses on finding and rescuing undeveloped rolls of film throughout the world, much like the attempt to protect and save lost art. One of the most significant and recent finds so far was 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a soldier during World War II.
He found the film in an auction in Ohio in which the films were labeled with various location names such as Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, and LaHavre Harbor. Levi said that he was nervous when developing the first roll in any batch of film. The results of one batch often tell whether the rest of the batches will be fruitful. Out of the 31 rolls, taken over 70 years ago, new images are now brought to light.
Check out the never before seen photos below:
Check out the 10-minute video in which Bettweiser talks about the film and how he went about recovering them in his lab at home
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