Lipreader helps Tommies find their voice

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Bravo_Bravo, Mar 29, 2009.

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  2. Very interesting thanks for the link
  3. JDL top clip..
  4. Thank you for posting that Bravo_Bravo, it is a very moving read.

    A stroke of genius to get the deaf lass to read their lips.
  5. This was on TV recently in some documentary - Timewatch?. It was absolutely incredible how Jessica Rees - being deaf and with no particular knowledge of the military subject matter - correctly identified and mimicked the accents of the Lancashire guys. I don't know if any of you saw it, but it made the hairs stand up on my neck when she came out with all of this instantly-recognisable squaddie talk from the silent films - really spooky hearing guys doing their battle prep in a dialogue identical to the one we use today.
  6. Any links to where we can hear what the blokes were saying, rather than read exerpts?
  7. There is also a computer program which does the same thing -- they have used it to see what Hitler and others were saying in silent footage from the 30s and 40s. They then used a voice actor to lip-synch, basing his accident on the one confirmed piece of recording of Hitler in his normal speaking voice.