War Cameraman comments on original footage 1944-1945
Spectacular HD-scanned footage of 1945 with narration by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb.
Lieb's voice had been recorded in 1976 by his son, Warren, one of his final lectures. Lieb went to Europe in 1943 to film war coverage for Hearst’s News of the Day newsreels.
I've seen countless hours of photography and video from WWII, but the narration here combined with the different perspectives the footage captures is simply and truly remarkable.
This kind of footage, especially with the narration from someone was actually there, are extremely valuable.
The range of emotions this evokes makes me wish this was required watching for youth education.
I desperately hope we've learned enough from the twentieth century to never repeat it. Watch