Cameramen at war

Accession Number F01419
Collection type Film
Measurement 15 min
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Glendenning, Raymond
Lye, Leonard Charles Huia
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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A Ministry of Information film produced by the Realist Film Unit with acknowledgement to the Newsreel companies, the Services film units and the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum. The story of British newsreel cameramen under battle conditions compiled by Len Lye. Includes footage of the campaign in France, 1940, the raid on Vaagso, Norway 27 December 1941, bombing raid on the Italian fleet, the shelling of Dover, Arctic convoy under attack, bombing raid on Essen, operations in North Africa and the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. Also shows a few scenes from the 1914-1918 war including US film director D W Griffith setting up a camera in the trenches, tanks in action and the future Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Field Marshal, General Sir Harold Alexander. The cameramen featured are: Sidney Pollit of British Gaumont; Lesley Murray of Universal; Jim Gimmel; Ian Struthers; Douglas Hardy; Edward Candy; Frank Farnel of Universal; Jack Cotter Senior; Terry Ashwood of Pathe; Charles Martin; Sergeant Ackland; Sergeant Wilson; Jack Ramsden of Movietone; Jim Wright; Fred Bayliss of Paramount; John Turner of British Gaumont; Ron Noble of Universal News; Aleck Terser; Peter Connor of Gaumont; Graham Thompson of Movietone; Eddie Edmunds. Cine cameras featured include Newman-Sinclair, Bell and Howell Eyemo, Debrie and others.