[Konvas] I don't have any links, it's in my head!!! Rita
speedbird at acousticturtle.plus.com
Wed Dec 16 14:14:53 EST 2015
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> On 16 Dec 2015, at 16:39, Olivier <olivierauverlau at gmail.com> wrote:
> LINKS PLEASE !!!!
> olivierauverlau at gmail.com
>> El 16/12/2015, a las 11:24, Nicholas Kovats <nkovats at gmail.com> escribió:
>> Fascinating, Rita! Thanks again for your impeccable sense of history.
>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 5:55 AM, Speedbird at acousticturtle.plus.com
>> <speedbird at acousticturtle.plus.com> wrote:
>>> If you go to the "Pegasus bridge" museum in France you will see a whole bunch of film developing equipment used by the British Army photographic unit. There's an array of tin boxes of all sorts and home made dark room kits made of black cloth and brass sticks all designed to be used in the field for processing 16mm and 35mm film. They even processed 65mm for aerial footage once the airfields had been retaken.
>>> Robert Capa landing with the US troops on "D" day took his own developing tanks with him. He trained US coastguards personnel to use Eymo's on the beach landing but were unable to use them due to intense fire. Robert Capa did manage to fire off 114 shots but on his rapid return to the landing craft he dropped the exposed film in the water. When he got back to his "Time Life" office in London the next day they quickly developed the film's and were amazed that they all came out although a bit blurred. Understandable considering the circumstances! Unfortunately, they gave the developed films to the "tea boy" to dry off but he positioned the film strips too close to the electric dryer and they shrivelled up!!! They managed to save 11 images only. They are now called the "famous 11". One shot appeared on the next issue of Time Life which one of a soldier in the water also used by Spielberg in SPR. What happened to the "tea boy" I do not know, but you can guess.
>>> Have a look at the film equipment they used in the American Civil War. Glass plates had to be coated and developed in the worse conditions ever and
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