Army Film & Photographic Unit

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Reference #251327

Address:

Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton on Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
About the memorial: This plaque in the Grove commemorates the Army Film & Photographic Unit formed in 1942 without which we would not have had still and movie film coverage of the Second World War. They often worked behind enemy lines with Allied Special Forces especially in Yugoslavia. Such was the extent of their dangerous work armed only with a camera that they lost 23% of their unit strength by the end of the war in Europe and the Far East. This commemorative plaque is set in Garden 3 on the treeline just above the Dieppe Raid Memorial which commemorates the Canadian Army and everyone who fought at Dieppe in 1942.
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Dedicated to cameramen, photographers, technicians and support crews who sustained losses of 23% of unit strength documenting action in all theatres, often alongside special forces.

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