War isn’t in black and white any longer. WWII in HD is the first colorized HD World War II movie and will be shown in 5 2-hour segments beginning this Sunday on the History Channel. One of the goals of the production was to put the viewer in the historical moment of time. Both veteran voices and the voices of younger actors were used to put the viewer right there at the moment. Much of the footage has not been seen by the general public.
According to the History Channel:
WWII in HD is the first-ever World War II documentary presented in full, immersive HD color. Culled from thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through basements and archives, WWII in HD will change the way the world sees this defining conflict. Using footage never before seen by most Americans–converted to HD for unprecedented clarity–viewers will experience the war as if they were actually there, surrounded by the real sights and sounds of the battlefields. Along the way they’ll meet a diverse group of soldiers whose wartime diaries and journals show in visceral detail what the war was really like.
The series will be narrated by award winning Gary Sinise (“Forrest Gump,” “CSI: NY”) and will be voiced by top Hollywood performers. The video trailers may be viewed on the History Channel. It starts on Sunday, November 15 from 9-11. The show repeats in the middle of the night if you want to record it. 1 am-3 am.
Finally snagged the footage from the Wounded Warrier Project: