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01/23/2015 01:59 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

Recovered Film Gives An Amazing First Look At Scenes From World War II

Photographer Levi Bettweiser has spent the last two years collecting and developing old and abandoned rolls film, recovered from thrift stores and acquired from donors.

Last year, a contact delivered 31 rolls of film to Bettweiser; as he developed the film, he discovered amazing images capturing scenes from World War II.

"It really kind of changed the perception of a project into more kind of a historical archival project," Bettweiser says. "It always kind of had that undertone, but the fact that it's all centered around some major event that has impacted so many people kind of really brings it home for a lot of people."

Below, take a look at a selection of photos from the Rescued Film Project, and browse the full collection here.

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