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Dale Gervais has 24 articles published.

Dale Gervais has been actively researching and documenting the history of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit since 2006. Dale is currently employed as a Film Conservator at Library & Archives Canada.

Meet Sgt. Karen Hermeston.

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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-1
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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-2
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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-3
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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-4.
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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-5.
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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-6.
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    PHOTO: Sgt. Karen Hermeston, CWAC, with Speed Graphic Camera from WWII. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy. Item no. ZK-893-7.
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    Sergeant Karen M. Hermiston of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit during VJ-Day celebrations in Piccadilly Circus, London, England, 10 August 1945. Credit: Lieut. Arthur L. Cole / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-152103 Restrictions on use: Nil Copyright: Expired

Little is known about the role the CWAC played within the Unit, and even less is known about the lone female combat photographer that served with the Canadian Film and Photo Unit during WWII. Recently, the Library and Archives made available a selection of colour photographs shot during WWII, and I will be sharing those taken of Sgt. Karen Hermeston, of the CFPU. Requiring unique skills, members of the CFPU were made up of personnel familiar with the art of photography and film-making. The Unit was comprised of a total of 74 cameramen, both stills and cine. These combat cameramen were a unique bunch, with backgrounds ranging from film studio…

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War Amps releases Newsreels By Peter Dudley

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Thanks to the War Amps, all 106 Canadian Army newsreels from the Second World War are now available to the public for the first time ever as a complete set. The special six disc DVD collection contains more than 20 hours of footage and comes with a booklet that describes the content of each newsreel. The collection (which can be purchased directly from the War Amps website) is a significant addition to the War Amps Military Heritage Series and will further help Canadians understand our military’s contribution during the Second World War. “Cliff Chadderton (War Amps chief executive officer) realized about 20 years ago that Canadians don’t really understand what…

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