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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.

Chuck Ross: Combat Cameraman

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EDMONTON – It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of a great friend and Canadian Film Pioneer, Charles (Chuck) Ross. Chuck passed away peacefully May 16, 2010 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Chuck is survived by his loving wife Verna, and son James. NOTE: I wrote this article over the summer of 2007 after having visited Chuck in Edmonton and sitting down with him to do a video interview. It is offered here in memory of Chuck Ross who passed away May 16, 2010. Use of the contents of this article is freely given with ackowledgement of its source; PHOTOGS TAKE PRISONERS “Photographers have…

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History in the Taking by Jon Farrell

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Canadian Geographical Journal: History in the Taking: Some Notes About The Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit By Jon Farrell (Prepared in January, 1945) Used with permission of Canadian Geographic The situation looked very grim for a force of Canadian infantrymen fighting, with tank support, in Ortona, Italy, on the morning of December 27, 1943. The town was partly cleared, but the Germans were fighting doggedly for every street and every house. It was a matter of touch and go. A troop of tanks was inching its way along one of the streets. With them was a soldier carrying a movie camera and tripod. Suddenly they came under point-blank fire from a German…

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