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June 9th, 1944. Dear Mother…the most spectacular story… by Sgt. Bruce McCaughey

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Every now and then I am surprised by emails I receive from visitors to the Film & Photo website. The most welcome are those from family members of the men and women who made up the ranks of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit. In this case I was contacted by Bruce McCaughey, the son of Sgt. Hugh McCaughey, a combat cameraman with the Canadian Film & Photo Unit, during WWII. Making contact with the families of former members of the Unit is a thrill in itself for me, but keeping the memory alive without their help can be a solitary chore at times. But what really thrilled me…

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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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