Undeveloped Film WWII Soldier

Photo credit: Peta Pixel / Rescued Film Project

Levi Bettweiser, the photographer behind the Rescued Film Project, came across 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II at auction in Ohio. One problem, only half of the rolls were labeled with location names, and he says, “I know nothing about who shot the film or who it belonged to.” Continue reading to see some of the images he was able to recover.

“Bettweiser says he gets nervous when developing the first roll in any batch of film, since the results with that one often indicate how fruitful the rest of the batch will be. Luckily, in the case of these 31 WWII rolls from over 70 years ago, wonderful images emerged from the developing tank,” reports Peta Pixel.