Made during WWII by the British Ministry of Information, CAMERAMEN AT WAR was produced by the Realist Film Unit with support of various newsreel companies, the armed services film units and the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum. Compiled by Len Lye, This film tells the story of British newsreel and combat cameramen under battle conditions compiled by Len Lye. The film begins with rare footage from World War I of tanks in action, and includes a few scenes from the 1914-1918 war including famed American film director D W Griffith setting up a camera in the trenches. The film then begins covering various aspects of World War II combat. The film Includes footage of the campaign in France in 1940, the commando 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, and operations in North Africa and the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. , 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.
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