Wednesday 22 November 2017

3D Second World War footage found

Sky will next month show previously unseen 3D footage of the Second World War
Sky will next month show previously unseen 3D footage of the Second World War

Previously unseen 3D footage of the Second World War will be shown on television for the first time.

Film from 1943 showing a German anti-aircraft crew in action will be shown in the programme, called WWII in 3D, next month.

Other footage, including a stereoscopic film found in the archives of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) and a 2D film produced by the Nazis explaining how to use the 3D technology, will feature in the hour-long show on Sky 3D on May 26.

Channel director John Cassy said: "This is truly a remarkable find - seeing the 3D footage made by the Nazis and the accompanying films on how to use them is a compelling insight into how the medium was used during the war.

"3D is often seen as a modern innovation, but this incredible footage reminds us that it's been around for decades - we're completely thrilled to be working with IWM to remaster it for the 21st century."

The show will also feature a collection of colour 3D photographs taken secretly by a civilian in occupied France and 3D reconnaissance photographs taken by allied forces.

Press Association

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