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PHOTO ABOVE: Colour photograph of the Canadian Film & Photo Unit. Copyright belongs to the Crown ; Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ecopy After years of research, and demand, I am posting a list of the names of the combat cameramen, both cine and stills from the Canadian Film and Photo Unit 1941-1946. I wish to credit Norman Quick, who supplied me with lists of names from the CFPU reunions that had been held in the past, (Victoria – 1986, Ottawa – 1988, Toronto – 1990, and Edmonton – 1992), and for his personal insight into the history and structure of the Public…

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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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