Monday, November 18, 2013

New Edition Dawson Book Available Next Month

The book on World War I cinematographer Albert Dawson has been received well - particularly in his hometown Vincennes, Indiana. We got some great comments from local (film) history fans, and as a result the authors also received new information that we will incorporate in a new edition, to be printed next month in December 2013.

Thank you all!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Armistice Day 2013

November 11, 2013 - Armistice Day. The First World War ended 95 years ago. As a special feature, here's a picture copied from the American Legion Magazine of June 1942, showing Albert Dawson when he was a Captain in the United States Signal Corps, directing war pictures.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Elephant As War Horse, 1915

An unusual sight: Albert Dawson captured this scene of an elephant being used for for construction work by the German army on the Western Front in early 1915.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

U.S. Signal Corps Photographers Behind the Camera

U.S. Signal Corps cinematographers, photographed by Dawson in 1917, handling the Akeley "pancake" camera. This new model also was used on the European battlefields during World War I.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Book review from Vincennes, Indiana

Doug Carroll, from Dawson's hometown Vincennes, Indiana, published the following review on Shooting the Great War - thank you, Doug, for your enthusiastic support to our project!

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book and Story, November 3, 2013
This review is from: Shooting the Great War: Albert Dawson and the American Correspondent Film Company, 1914-1918 (Paperback)
I have had the pleasure to read "Shooting the Great War" in both its pre-run and final print editions and now I am grateful to know the story of Albert Dawson. However, that is not the amazing part of this book. Ron van Dopperen and his colleagues have brought to life a story that took place 100 years ago in World War I. The writing is so informative yet an easy read and the photographs are worth the price of the book. Thanks for sharing the amazing story of this talented American.

Second edition

On November 3, 2013, a second edition of the book on World War I cinematographer Albert K. Dawson has been published. Apart from some minor editorial changes, the authors added some updated new information on the historical background story concerning Dawson's remarkable experiences as a cameraman following the trail of the German, Austrian and Bulgarian armies in 1915-1916.

For the latest edition, go to the Amazon.com website:

 http://tinyurl.com/netze8q
 
The book is also available through Amazon on websites in the UK and Germany.