Synopsis by Sarah Ing
During World War II, photographers were able to get real-life footage of much of the war effort. The resulting films were prime examples of the power of eye-witness moviemaking. British Documentary Movement, Vol. 6: Wartime Combat features two films made during wartime. Desert Victory trains its eye on the Allied forces in North Africa as they defeat the Germans. Highlights include some captured German film. Cameramen at War follows soldiers from Dunkirk to Ethiopia and profiles the war photographers themselves.
Britain, filmmaker, Modernism, movement [social change], short-films