Hollywood Director George Stevens Made Incredible Color Film Diaries Of World War II

05/29/2014 12:53 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2014

When film director George Stevens swapped the glamor of Hollywood for the horror of battle after America entered World War II, he brought with him his home-movie camera.

Stevens' film diary includes incredible color footage from his war days -- from the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France in 1944, to the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Dachau. The Telegraph reports that after Stevens' death in 1975, his son George Stevens Jr. discovered the footage in his father's attic and used it in the Emmy award-winning documentary "George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin."

According to NBC News, Stevens was so impacted by his experience of the war that when he returned to Hollywood, he stopped making the comedies that had brought him early fame, in order to focus on more serious films, including the 1959 Academy-Award winner "The Diary of Anne Frank."

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