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Charles
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The grandchildren of a US World War 2 veteran discovered three sealed film cannisters recently that contained raw footage never before seen. Their grandad shot the film of dog fights over Europe and the earliest days following the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944. It's a priceless collection documenting that aspect of the war. The reels have been donated to the Library of Congress and a full 16 minutes 24 seconds are available to view with outstanding quality considering the age of the film.

Here it is:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27648023#27650485

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Dennis Woodyard
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That's incredible footage. The silent post-D-Day footage was eerie. Actually my sons were playing the Lucas Arts video game Secret Weapons over Normandy as I was watching the clip. It's sound matched the gun camera shots. There still so much to learn from the history of WWII. Hopefully, it will teach the way to never let war happen on that massive scope, again. (It's a shame the Iraq war has lasted longer that our involvement in WWII)

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Mr. Fun
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That's truly amazing footage of the war. What a find.
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very interesting footage. amazing how well the stock quality stood up over the years.

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