WWII Camera Lost For 70 Years – What The Pictures Revealed Was Sickening
While exploring the mountains of Luxembourg in search of WWII artifacts historian Jean Muller made a fascinating discovery. With the aid of a metal detector Muller uncovered a camera with a roll of undeveloped film buried in a foxhole and soon after discovered the identity of the owner, an infantry rifleman named Louis J. Archambeau. The family of Archambeau was contacted and with approved a video tribute in honor of the fallen soldier overseen by Jean Muller.
“T/5 Louis J. Archambeau hailed from Chicago, Illinois. Louis was the son of Louis and Violet Archambeau who lived on West 50th Street in Chicago. On October 31, 1939, Louis enlisted in the Army. Louis was of French ancestry. In December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge, Louis was in Company C, 1st Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment and his job was infantry rifleman.”
However, the video Jean Muller crafted was a vast exaggeration of the truth. Claiming that he developed footage from the camera after 70 years but falsified that information. The footage that follows shows photographs originally published in a book called Battle of the Bulge (Images of War) by Andrew Rawson and were doctored to appear older. Archambeau was one of the roughly 19,000 American soldiers killed during the Battle of the Bulge and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. As a veteran he deserved to be honored for the life he gave rather than disrespected for a fraudulent story by someone claiming to help a lost family member.