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70th Anniversary D Day, JUNE 6th, 2014

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JUNE 6th, 2014 Speech by Charles N. Ross To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D Day and the Normandy Invasion, I have posted a video excerpt of an interview with retired Sgt. Chuck Ross, former Combat Cameraman of the Canadian Army Film Unit, reading from his speech that he shared on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of D-Day, at the Edmonton Legislature in June 2005: Below is the transcript from the speech; “As dawn broke over the Normandy shore, the greatest combined operations the world had ever seen had begun. It was June the 6th, 1944. D-Day. The Air Force had already attacked forward and rear bridges and strong…

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Inspired by the CFPU

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Since launching the Canadian Film & Photo Unit website, I have received many emails from individuals seeking more information about the men and women that made up the Unit. However, I have never received an email quite like the one I received from Laurent, who sent me an email from Paris, France, in February, 2014. Instead of a question, Laurent sent me a link to a photo from his collection; an inspirational full size replica of a Canadian combat cameraman, comlplete with patch, and Speed Graphic camera, based on photos of Lt. Don Grant, and Lt. Frank Dubervil. Laurent’s project stemmed from an interest inspired by his Uncle (a former…

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