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Movietone at War: A month to remember

I thought that I might compare what some Movietone people were doing on and after D-Day in various locations.  So, this is the month of June 1944 as seen by Movietone. Read more

Colleagues: Vittorio Della Valle

Vittorio Della Valle was a colleague of mine from 1961 to 1972.

He was born in 1917 in Rome.  His father was a cinematographer who had accompanied one of  the Italian Airship Expeditions to the North Pole. Read more

Colleagues: Martin Gray – Movietone

Martin Gray started work with Movietonews as a Sound recordist.   He joined the company in 1937. He accompanied first Norman Fisher to France where together in May 1940 they covered the retreat of the British Expeditionary Force through Belgium.  They made their way to Boulogne where they were forced to abandon their camera car.  This was one of two cars Movietone left behind in France.  They took their camera and sound equipment, as well as their exposed negative aboard a ship bound for Dover.  They were ordered on to the ship. Read more