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Newsreel of the Week : Issue No. 36

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Newsreel of the Week : Issue No. 36The War Amps Presents
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One wonders if the resident is aware of the historical significance of the house, and its link to the past...

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Photographers on the Front Lines of the Great War

Photographers on the Front Lines of the Great War | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
A century after the start of World War I, the trail blazed – and lessons learned – by pioneering photojournalists on the front lines still resonate.
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Canadian Embassy in Tunisia honours Second World War soldiers

Canadian Embassy in Tunisia honours Second World War soldiers | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
As a young man, Robert Grant saw Tunisia through the eyes of a soldier.
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Forgotten Men documentary review: antiwar hopes from between the wars | FlickFilosopher.com

Forgotten Men documentary review: antiwar hopes from between the wars | FlickFilosopher.com | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
This 1934 English antiwar propaganda film is a fascinating and, in retrospect, bittersweet document of the brief era between WWI and WWII.
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Richard Mosse Photographs War in Technicolor

Richard Mosse Photographs War in Technicolor | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Using a type of film popular during WWII, Richard Mosse photographs the brutality of the drawn-out conflict in the DRC in vibrant color, hoping to catch the world's attention.
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MILITARY: Proposed budget would cut personnel at March

MILITARY: Proposed budget would cut personnel at March | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
The Combat Camera operation would be shut down, and the C-17 crews would be cut by one-fifth
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Surrey filmmaker and mother of two takes huge risks to reveal inspiring stories of Canadian women in combat

Surrey filmmaker and mother of two takes huge risks to reveal inspiring stories of Canadian women in combat | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Hunkered down in a Blackhawk helicopter watching a ­medevac team return enemy fire in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, Alison MacLean was faced with a stark choice: obey or aid. The 55-year-old independent filmmaker from South Surrey was only on the aircraft as an observer on a military training run. But once in the air, the team was directed to rescue injured soldiers pinned down by insurgents.
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CFB Esquimalt exhibit honours Chinese-Canadian role in WWII

CFB Esquimalt exhibit honours Chinese-Canadian role in WWII | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
When Gordon Quan joined the army in 1944, he wanted to fight for his country — Canada. After all, Quan was born in Cumberland and considered himself Canadian in every way. So it was a surprise . . .
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Combat Camera documents Canadian military history as it unfolds and deploys around the world to tell the Canadian Forces story. This video clip was produced ...
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Valencia man recalls days as war photographer

Valencia man recalls days as war photographer | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Santa Clarita - Paul Berkowitz of Valencia will receive his 15 seconds of fame this evening when the retired Vietnam War photographer appears in an episode of the “Raw War” military show.
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'Five Came Back,' by Mark Harris

'Five Came Back,' by Mark Harris | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. broke the isolationist ice by releasing "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" - billed as "The Picture That Calls a Swastika a Swastika!" - on the same day Hitler announced that the subjugation of Poland was central to Germany's goals. In "Five Came Back," Mark Harris' can't-put-it-down history of World War II propaganda films, he writes that advocates of neutrality in the Production Code office "argued that the movie courted disaster by failing to depict Hitler's unchallenged social and political achievements." By crosscutting the personal journeys and wartime films of five Hollywood directors - Ford, Stevens, Frank Capra, John Huston and William Wyler - Harris shows how the war changed the filmmakers and how the filmmakers changed the cinematic language and content of Hollywood movies. Before the U.S. declaration of war, studio heads, many of them Jewish, faced attack from isolationists within the industry and in the Senate. Almost overnight the "competing principalities" of Hollywood and Washington allied in the war effort to make propaganda films for civilians and training films for GIs. Stevens, noted for his comedies, volunteered for the Signal Corps because he wanted to make movies with relevance. [...] Huston, exhausted from hiding his lover, Olivia de Havilland, from his wife, Lesley, accepted a Signal Corps commission as an opportunity to redefine himself as a man of action in the original sense of the expression. "Within the Signal Corps, there was stiff resistance to any movie that would use plot or character, animation techniques, or even nonmilitary music to drive home its point," Harris writes. Harris writes with you-are-there intimacy, taking the reader to Midway, where John Ford, awakened by the noise, films an aerial battle that turned out to be a turning point in the war in the Pacific and was blown off his feet by an enemy bomb, his camera still running. According to Harris, "Huston achieved a ragged-edged verisimilitude that helped to create an American understanding ... of what 'real' war film is supposed to look like."
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Second World War soldier reunited with helmet after 70 years

Second World War soldier reunited with helmet after 70 years | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Jordan Chiasson bought an old military helmet in an army surplus store in Moncton, N.B., for $30 last summer, but the joy he created for the Second World War soldier who owned it is priceless.
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June 9th, 1944. Dear Mother... by Dale Gervais

June 9th, 1944. Dear Mother... by Dale Gervais | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
June 9th, 1944. Dear Mother......the most spectacular story...
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Every now and then I am surprised by emails I receive from visitors to the Film & Photo website.

The most welcome are those from family members of the men and women who made up the ranks of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit...

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A son preserves history through his father's iconic photos

A son preserves history through his father's iconic photos | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
PALM HARBORIn the mid 1980s, retired Navy Cmdr. Gerald "Jerry'' Pulley began mailing boxes filled with pictures to his son, Donn Pulley.
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Local vets remember D-Day

Local vets remember D-Day | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
On the night of June 5, 1944, Tony Bridwell listened to the heavens thunder and vibrate for more than an hour above Southern England as an armada of aircraft flew overhead.
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Combat cameramen disprove Palestinian propaganda - Globes English

Combat cameramen disprove Palestinian propaganda - Globes English | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
A unit of highly trained combat soldiers uses cameras to document military operations.
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Photographer killed, Canadian reporter wounded in Afghanistan

Photographer killed, Canadian reporter wounded in Afghanistan | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon -- the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.
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Mixed feelings on Canada's mission

Mixed feelings on Canada's mission | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
A former high-ranking Afghan official now living in Saskatoon says the legacy of the 12-year war could be the breakup of his native country.
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Photograph by: Master Cpl. Patrick Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera , The Starphoenix
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'Wait For Me, Daddy' subject revisits spot of iconic WW II photo

'Wait For Me, Daddy' subject revisits spot of iconic WW II photo | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
More than 70 years after dashing out toward his father as he marched off to the Second World War, Warren (Whitey) Bernard has revisited the B.C. street corner where the iconic image was taken.
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Canadian soldier's remains discovered in German war cemetery

Canadian soldier's remains discovered in German war cemetery | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Caen (France) (AFP) - A Canadian World War II soldier whose remains accidentally ended up in a cemetery for German soldiers in France will finally be buried in his hometown after DNA tests revealed his identity. Officials in the northwestern town of Coutances said tests on a tooth of the fallen soldier had identified him as Lawrence S. Gordon, a Canadian who fought for the US army. Gordon's family had been searching for his remains since discovering in 2000 that they were not buried in the American Cemetery and Memorial in Saint-James in Normandy. We couldn't be happier, having gone so far," said his nephew and namesake Lawrence Gordon.
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Remains of Lawrence S. Gordon, missing Sask. soldier, ID'd

Remains of Lawrence S. Gordon, missing Sask. soldier, ID'd | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
The seven-decade-long mystery of a Saskatchewan-born Second World War soldier who was mistakenly buried with Nazi soldiers appears to have been solved.
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A Snapshot of War: Photos from the Front Lines

A Snapshot of War: Photos from the Front Lines | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
Nearly 90 years-old, Paragould native Paul Hampton enjoys a quiet life. His days have been pretty uneventful since 1984 when he retired from military service. However, Hampton's 42 years in Army hosted enough adventure to last him the rest of his life.
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Lights, camera fiction: Second World War documentary footage a Hollywood fake - Express.co.uk

Lights, camera fiction: Second World War documentary footage a Hollywood fake - Express.co.uk | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
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Lights, camera fiction: Second World War documentary footage a Hollywood fake.
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Canada's Lancaster bomber to cross Atlantic for U.K. tour

Canada's Lancaster bomber to cross Atlantic for U.K. tour | Combat Camera | Scoop.it
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's WWII Lancaster bomber will soon be flying across the Atlantic to join the only other airworthy plane of its kind for a series of special flights over the U.K.
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