Óscar Galansky – Living History Re-enactor

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    Oscar Galansky seated in full CFPU uniform, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Oscar Galansky posing in full CFPU uniform, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Oscar Galansky (right) posing with another participant at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Oscar Galansky posing, wearing a mock CFPU uniform, standing in field, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Frame grab from Canadian Army Newsreel Issue. No. 49, of cameraman, Sgt. R.H.C. Angelo of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit.
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    Frame grab from Canadian Army Newsreel Issue. No. 49, of cameraman, Sgt. R.H.C. Angelo of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit, holding a 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo cine camera.

This Remembrance Day, I wanted to post this story about a young man in Spain, Oscar Galansky, an historical re-enactor and filmmaker, who posed as a Sgt. cameraman of the CFPU during a re-enactment in Spain this past summer; “I wanted to share with you this experience. It was a Living History event; 3 days and 2 nights in a field at an abandoned village in Spain. I took pictures & videos of each activity with my modern camera but also with an analog camera.” Óscar also submitted a photo of one of the CFPU cameramen; Sgt. R.H.C. Angelo, because as he says; “I write to you again to ask you…

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Found footage: Lew Currie, Canadian Army Film Unit, Driver – update

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This post comes to you courtesy of Ben Moogk, who has been a driving force in locating and uncovering lost photographs, and film footage shot by the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit. Ben’s research has led him to uncover a film clip, and two photographs that depict Sgt. Al Grayston, and his driver, Lew Currie posing for the camera in a horse stable. Many of the drivers in the Film Unit risked their lives driving the cameramen under fire in order to get their stories. This post by Ben Moogk, is a follow up to an article shared by Vera Carver, grand-daughter of Lew Currie, April 17, 2017. LEWIS LUKE…

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