How to make the most from old WW2 footage

A still frame from the “Battle of Kowel” footage found on YouTube
A side-by-side comparison of a single video frame, and the resulting stacked image.
The stacked image after it’s fed through Deoldify on Google Colab
Update: I fed the photo through this app to improve the contrast and bring out features
(center of image) These appear to be 2 vehicles in the road, perhaps a pair of tanks
Using FSpy to quickly align your Blender Camera with the target images perspective
A very rough model of a portion of the town of Kowel sometime in 1944.
A simulated ‘aerial photograph’ based on the original photo.
The Church was called “Pomnikowy” and stood here until around 1944.
One of the many churches on the 1943 map of Kowel, Poland (now Kovel, Ukraine).
Kovel, Ukraine as it appears in OpenStreetMap
The future football pitch circa 1938
Determining from which vantage point footage of the church was taken
Translation: Memorial Church in Kowel in Wolyn (Poland). Entrance off of May 3rd street — Interior unfinished due to lack of funds. circa 1935.
Clockwise from left: (1) Camera, 3D sketch (object), colorized (via Deoldify) 1944 aerial photo. (2) The rough model of the demolished church matched up with the photo (3) taken during the battle of Kowel, 1944.

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