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Inspired by the CFPU by Josha Sietsma

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I was asked to write how Holland’s first baseball scorebook happened to have a cover-illustration inspired by Charles H. Richer (CFPU). In the summer of 2015, before becoming a teacher fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), I hosted a screening on the work and life of Annemie Wolff. She and her husband were photographers during the WWII and moved to Amsterdam prior to its commence. The amazing stills by this couple and my summer at the USHMM inspired my thoughts on photographers in wartime. Being raised in Hamilton (ON), a fervent Canadian Historical review reader and with love for baseball I started searching the archives for the…

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Paul J. Tomelin – 1925-2016

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    Sgt Paul Tomelin - 25 PR Unit Series. Credit: D.L. Burleson/Canada. Dept. of National Defense/Library and Archives Canada/PA-193475. Restrictions on use: Nil. Copyright: Library and Archives Canada
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    25 PR Unit Series - L. to R. Phil Plastow, John McLean, Don Manton, Stevie Stephens, Jim Wood, Paul Tomelin and Colin McDougall. Fort Lewis, Washington. April 1951. Credit: D.L. Burleson/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-193477. Restrictions on use: Nil. Copyright: Library and Archives Canada
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    25 Public Relations Unit in Fort Lewis, Washington, circa April 1951. Credit: Donald McDougall personal photo collection. (Possibly part of the LAC 25 PR Series). From left; Phil Plastow, Don Manton?, Colin McDougall, Stevie Stephens, seated Jim Wood.
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    PRIVATE HEATH MATTHEWS OF CHARLIE COMPANY, 1ST BATTALION, ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, AWAITING MEDICAL AID AFTER NIGHT PATROL NEAR HILL 166. 22 JUNE 1952. CREDIT: PAUL (J.) TOMELIN / DND / LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA / PA-128850. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: NIL. COPYRIGHT: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA
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    Brig. J.M. Rockingham briefs platoon and company commanders of 1st battalion P.P.C.L.I. on arrival. Credit: Paul E. (J.) Tomelin/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-128875. Restrictions on use: Nil. Copyright: Library and Archives Canada
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    Private John J. Wheeler, 1st Battalion P.P.C.L.I., and his son John with sniper rifle at Korean front, 20 February 1952. Credit: Paul E. (J.) Tomelin/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-128844. Restrictions on use: Nil. Copyright: Expired
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    Korean combat scene with Royal 22e Regiment rifleman and Bren gunner, 23 October 1951. Credit: Paul E. (J.) Tomelin/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-128848. Restrictions on use: Nil. Copyright: Government of Canada
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    25 Public Relations Unit in Korea, date unknown. Credit: Donald McDougall personal photo collection. (Possibly part of the LAC 25 PR Series). From left back row; Stevie Stephens, unknown, Colin McDougall. Sgt. Paul Tomelin standing second from right.
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    PPCLI leaving Yokohama for home: Sgt. Paul Tomelin of Calgary and Edmonton climbs aboard a ship in Japan en route home from Korea where he has served with the Canadian Brigade for over 18 months as a Public Relations photographer. Credit: Caza/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-188709. 22 Nov. 1952. Restrictions on use: Nil. Copyright: Library and Archives Canada

Apart from researching personnel of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit, I have also been working to track down other Canadian military photographers. Three years ago I was fortunate to come across a veterans story online, posted by The Memory Project; One of the stories sent in by the veteran’s to the project was Capt. (ret’d) Paul J. Tomelin, BEM (British Empire Medal), a veteran of the second world war, and a talented military photographer who served for approximately 18 months in Korea. Some of Mr. Tomelin’s photographs from the Korean War continue to be printed to this day in newspapers, and magazines across Canada and the world. One of his most…

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