CSC Combat Camera Award

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The following story is used with permission by Lieutenant-Colonel Réjean Duchesneau, MBA Head, Defence Public Affairs Learning Centre Chief of Staff (PA) PHOTO STORY CFPU veteran entrusts Award to DPALC By Lieutenant Ronald Alvarado OTTAWA- The Canadian Society of Cinematography (CSC) presented the CSC COMBAT CAMERA AWARD, a special achievement award to the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CFPU) during its annual awards banquet held in Toronto on March 27th. Sergeant (Ret) Charles “Chuck” Ross, one of only seven remaining members of the Unit, accepted the award accompanied by two members of the current Combat Camera team based in Ottawa. In a brief but moving acceptance speech, Mr. Ross…

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History in the Taking by Jon Farrell

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Canadian Geographical Journal: History in the Taking: Some Notes About The Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit By Jon Farrell (Prepared in January, 1945) Used with permission of Canadian Geographic The situation looked very grim for a force of Canadian infantrymen fighting, with tank support, in Ortona, Italy, on the morning of December 27, 1943. The town was partly cleared, but the Germans were fighting doggedly for every street and every house. It was a matter of touch and go. A troop of tanks was inching its way along one of the streets. With them was a soldier carrying a movie camera and tripod. Suddenly they came under point-blank fire from a German…

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