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Dale Gervais has 26 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.

Fred G. Spear: Photographer – PR Darkroom Technician

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    Fred G. Spear and and Lillian Roach - Photo courtesy Sheila Mitchell
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    Fred G. Spear : Public Relations Darkroom Technician- Photo courtesy Sheila Mitchell
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    Fred G. Spear : Public Relations Darkroom Technician- Photo courtesy Sheila Mitchell

So much time has passed since the end of the war, that it has made locating information about some of the veterans extremely challenging. Oftentimes, I rely on visitors to the website for additional information about former members of the CFPU. In this recent post, I want to share an email that I received from Sheila Mitchell, who is searching for additional information about her father, Fred G. Spear. As Sheila would explain, “As far as my father goes, his full name was Fred or Frederick George Spear.  My mother at the time was Lillian Phylis Roach, I believe.” As it turns out, Sgt. Fred G. Spear, B112922, was a Darkroom Technician with…

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10 Great Online Newsreel Archives –

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    Young lady of the Ottawa YWCA "Knick-Knack" Club operates the projector at a movie shown in the "Y' for members of her club. Photograph by Capt. Frank Royal, March 1946. Library & Archives e010966701_s1-v8.

Back in January of this year (2017) I had come across an article listing “10 great online newsreel archives”. With permission from the author, I am reposting the links here with a couple added of my own. Originally published 26 FEBRUARY 2014 by Luke McKernan – to see the original post please click here.

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