Andrew Graham “Cam” Campbell

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    PHOTO: Sgt. "Cam" Campbell posing with military medals outside the German Chancellery - Credit: 'The Way We Were by Ken Bell - University of Toronto Press 1988 - ISBN 0-8020-3990-1
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    PHOTO: A/Cpl Campbell at Pinewood Studios with a Bell & Howell Eyemo. Credit: A.G. Campbell.
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    PHOTO: Film and Photographic military identification pass; "This is to certify that A/Cpl Campbell, A.G. is a member of one of the Canadian Army Film and Photographic sections. He is authorized to take still or cine photographs of any military subject in the execution of his duties." Credit: A.G. Campbell.
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    PHOTO: 'Cam' posing with his CSC Combat Camera award issued to him by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers in March 2010. The CSC award recognizes "the outstanding achievements of the CFPU during the war, in honour and remembrance of the courageous cameramen of the Second World War." Photo credit: Dale Gervais.
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    PHOTO: 'Cam' posing with a Bell & Howell Eyemo Q model similar to the cameras he used in the field during WWII. Photo credit: Dale Gervais

Graham was born in Montreal in 1917 and moved with family to Toronto in 1931. After finishing schooling, he began working in 1936 as an apprentice in the Art Department of Rapid Grip and Batten, a large engraving house in Toronto. Graham joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS, RC Sigs) in 1942, completed basic training in Brantford, following up with Signals camp at Vimy Barracks in Kingston. While there, he was taken on staff doing illustration for various training exercises, and cartoons for their Signalman paper. Graham shipped overseas to the Signals camp at Guildford in the south of England for advanced training and where he did some poster illustrations. By chance Graham…

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Brian O’Regan was born at the Grace Hospital in 1924, one of ten children of Kitty and Tot O’Regan. Tot was a magician, vaudevillian and safecracker – part of that sense of showmanship manifested itself in Brian. Brian landed with the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit at Normandy, June 6 1944 and was instrumental in delivering to the world its first moving pictures of the Invasion. As the first Canadian soldier across the Dieppe city limits, one could claim that he liberated that city. A photo featuring Brian and two Russian soldiers at the Elbe River Link Up ran in dailies around the world. He brought home a war…

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