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W/O Frank Hall RCAF: Canadian Medical Photographer

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    Sgt. Frank Hall with camera (Photographer Unknown) courtesy Shelley Scurrah.
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    W/O Frank Hall (left) Unknown (right) ~ (Photographer unknown) courtesy Shelley Scurrah.
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    Anson Accident Jan. 31st 1941 ~ Photo credit W/O Frank Hall : courtesy Shelley Scurrah.
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    Modified 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo, 'Moanin Minnie' invented by W/O Frank Hall; Photo credit: W/O Frank Hall.
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    Modified 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo, 'Moanin Minnie' invented by W/O Frank Hall; Photo credit: W/O Frank Hall.
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    Modified 35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo, 'Moanin Minnie' invented by W/O Frank Hall; Photo credit: W/O Frank Hall.
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    Frank Hall at the University of Toronto setting up the lighting to film the autopsy of the Egyptian mummy Nakht. Photo credit: Ian Whan.
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    Frank Hall with camera films while medical staff work on the autopsy of the Egyptian mummy Nakht. Photo credit: Ian Whan.
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    Frank Hall inspecting a reel of 16mm motion picture film

Earlier this year I had been contacted by Shelley Scurrah, whose great grandfather Frank Hall was a photographer during WWII with the RCAF. Frank Hall went on to shoot motion picture film for medical procedures in Toronto, and in 1974 filmed the autopsy of Nakht an Egyptian mummy currently at the Royal Ontario Museum.  Frank also invented a photo enlarger while in the RCAF, using a Bell & Howell Eyemo, which they affectionately called Moanin’ Minnie. Many thanks to Shelley Scurrah and the Hall family for sharing Frank Halls many accomplishments with me for use on this website. * * * *   FRANK HALL – Date of birth: October 23,…

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JUNE 6th, 2016

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D-Day Speech by Charles N. Ross To celebrate the 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 points all along…

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