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Sound and Images On the Day of Private Lewis L. Currie’s Death

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This is a follow up article to a previous post written by Ben Moogk here; In this new post, Ben Moogk provides compelling new evidence in movies and stills, to recount that tragic day in France, July 4th, 1944… The battle for Carpiquet was both a victory and a tragedy. It pitted too few of Canada’s citizen soldiers in an attack against the fanatical Hitler Youth Division who had the best possible defences in a final attempt to take the city of Caen. The battle was conducted in a way that would have been familiar to the previous generation of Canadians who fought in the First World War, with machine guns firing…

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Óscar Galansky – Living History Re-enactor

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    Posing in a WWII uniform tailored to replicate that worn by Sgt. Cameraman, R.H.C. Angelo of the CFPU is Oscar Galansky, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Oscar Galansky in full CFPU uniform examines a 35mm motion picture film strip.
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    Oscar Galansky posing, wearing a mock CFPU uniform, standing in field, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Oscar Galansky posing in full CFPU uniform, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.
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    Frame grab from Canadian Army Newsreel Issue. No. 49, of cameraman, Sgt. R.H.C. Angelo of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit.
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    Sgt. R.H.C. Angelo of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit. This still is taken from Canadian Army Newsreel Issue No. 49.
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    Striking a pose to match a frame still of Sgt. Cameraman, R.H.C.Angelo, is Oscar Galansky, at a 'Living History' re-enactment event in Spain.

This Remembrance Day, I wanted to post this story about a young man in Spain, Oscar Galansky, an historical re-enactor and filmmaker, who posed as a Sgt. cameraman of the CFPU during a re-enactment in Spain this past summer; “I wanted to share with you this experience. It was a Living History event; 3 days and 2 nights in a field at an abandoned village in Spain. I took pictures & videos of each activity with my modern camera but also with an analog camera.” Óscar also submitted a photo of one of the CFPU cameramen; Sgt. R.H.C. Angelo, because as he says; “I write to you again to ask you…

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