The U.S. National Archives Just Digitized Hundreds of World War I-Era Military Films

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 17, 2020

Film footage shot at the outset of World War I is surprisingly crisp, even by today’s standards — not bad for a technology that was barely 20 years old at the time. Now, you can watch these old film reels for free.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has digitized hundreds of old film reels shot between 1914 and 1936, essentially the period from before America’s entry into World War I through the interwar years before World War II erupted in Europe.

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