World War II Movies
Authentic World War II Movies
Combat Reels footage is the real deal. It's raw archival footage. Never watch War movies the same again.
Myth 1: All the sound you hear is awesome!
Truth: Most of the footage taken in combat situations was actually silent film. So what you hear was added in a lab. The cameras of the day did not have sound built in, they required a second operator with a sound boom/mike to capture the sound. When sound appears, the sound is typically done with a static microphone. So if the film and if its sound quality are good, typical scenes are award ceremonies and similar events.
Myth 2: Wow that's great color on that show.
Truth: In Europe the majority of film that was shot and what has survived is black and white. What you see is computer enhancement / colorization. Look at the trees you may see and you cannot discern any leaves. Some are better than others with the flesh tones and uniforms.
Myth 3: WOW, its HD.
Truth: There were no HD cameras in World War II, you cannot upsize so to speak with the resolution and turn 2D photography into high definition. If it is not originally filmed in HD, then it's not real HD.
Myth 4: That's the way it happened. That is how it is. Thats history.
Truth: Movies are entertainment. They are not TRUE history. They may be based on some premises that are accurate, but there are thousands of historical inaccuracies in movies that have been produced. Many people making these movies are not historians and many times they do not get good advice or review by specialists if they even use them at all. In fact a lot of raw footage that has appeared in movies from wwi through the present day many times is not of the location, time, etc. for which the story is told.
These movie films are great entertainment and we enjoy watching them ourselves; but if you want to see real history, then you need to check out the world war II movies from CombatReels. No Myths, just truth.