The Hoover Institution has just release five reels of recently restored color films taken by lieutenant colonel William P. Miller from 1943 to 1945. They provide a rare and disturbingly real glimpse into the era, including shots of the battle-scarred cities at the center of the conflict.
The films, which were made possible by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, include shots taken in North Africa, Germany, and Austria.
Germany, circa 1945
Germany, Austria, 1945
This particular reel features Hitler's burned and bombed mountain-side home in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof (shown around the 16:00+ mark).
Here's Hitler at the Berghof before the Allies bombed the shit out of it (not part of the Miller archive):
Moulay Idriss, Khenifra, circa 1943
Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, 1943
Africa, Algeria, Corsica, Saint-Tropez, Toulon, 1944
Originally shot on silent 16mm Kodachrome film, the films were preserved by the Film Technology Company in Hollywood.