scooping the war

Lieutenant Ken Bell of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit digging a slit trench in the Normandy beachhead, France, 10 June 1944.

Toronto. A few days back George Dunbar dropped me an email about an ¬†article in the magazine/website Canada’s History called Scooping the War. Those of us who are old enough or who were blessed as news photographers know full well how important a “scoop” was in the days when newspapers ruled .

One of the photos on the Canada’s History site is of a young Ken Bell in Normandy that fateful year (shown at left). The late Ken Bell spoke to us on two occasions: March of 1986 on his photographs of the Dancers in the National Ballet and some time earlier on his war experiences.

Bob Lansdale also put together this comprehensive pdf of the June 1944 D-Day raid on the shores of France as initially reported in  our journal last year.

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