As I type this I am watching a WWII documentary on PBS that features all color footage. It inspired the following question.
I grew up in the 1960s, '70s and '80s watching only black and white WWII footage in historical documentaries. Then sometime in the 1990’s (IIRC) a trove of unseen color footage that had been shot during the war was unearthed. Now, when you see WWII historical documentaries, large portions will feature moving color images.
Where did this new footage come from? How could such prime footage have been lost or forgotten? What gives here?
Thanks all, in advance.