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RISEN FROM THE ASHES – The British Pathé Archive Reveals Lost Canadian Footage

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  (ABOVE PHOTO – the British Pathé vault, and on the right Pte. Nadine Manning of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit in a film vault at Merton Park Studios, December 19, 1944, London, England. LAC – PA 152104.) In April of this year, British Pathé, one of the oldest media companies in the world, uploaded its complete collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to their YouTube channel. This project is being managed by German company Mediakraft, which has been responsible for numerous past YouTube successes. In their press release they explain the extent of the project; “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer…

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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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