Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were walking through the mountainsides of Luxembourg, looking to recover some artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge during World War II, when the faint beeping of their metal detector got louder.
Anderson and Muller stumbled upon a camera left behind in a foxhole by an American solider in World War II. The device still had an undeveloped roll of film in it, Viral Nova notes.
Technician Fifth Grade Louis J. Archambeau, who was part of Company C, 1st Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, died in battle, but the images have finally been developed after 70 years.
Even though the pictures are grainy and low quality, it’s fascinating to see this soldier’s story told through the photo lens.
According to PetaPixel, the Battle of the Bulge was one of the most deadly and influential battles of WWII. The five-week attack by the Germans caught allied forces by surprise, resulting in 89,000 casualties, especially among the U.S. military.
Imgur user medrolific, who claims to be related to Archambeau, says, “My grandmother told me that he was an excellent boxer.”