Dead WWII Soldier’s Camera Found. You Won’t Believe What Was On It. – American Military News

Dead WWII Soldier’s Camera Found. You Won’t Believe What Was On It.

Captain Mark D. Anderson USN and historian Jean Muller found the camera of a deceased World War II soldier, according to the San Francisco Globe, while searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge. The 1944 battle was one of the biggest of the war.

Armed with a metal detector, they first discovered a foxhole from the battle.

WWII Soldier’s Camera Found

Technician Fifth Grade Louis J. Archambeau (US Army) died in the Battle of the Bulge, but in his camera a roll of film lay undeveloped for 70 years.

in-foxhole

By contrast, a professional photographer took this picture and developed it at the time:

Life Magazine, Battle of the Bulge soldiers in trench or foxhole

Life Magazine, Battle of the Bulge

More images from the WWII soldier’s camera found at the site of the Battle of the Bulge:

line-of-troops

gunner-with-pipe

woods

 

WWII Soldier’s Camera Found