Here are a few photos of the 1918 US Signal Corps Photo Section Motion Picture Unit in action at the Los Angeles National Cemetery Memorial Day event for 2010.
Lt. Mengual headed the team, supervising the unit while also taking photographs with a vintage large format camera. He hasn't developed the film yet, but expects to get a few useable shots. The 1918 Signal Corps Liberty Model 35mm hand cranked movie camera is a lovingly restored original; both cameras courtesy of the History for Hire prop house. Pvt. Polinsky served as camera operator, with Pvt. Maxwell as camera assistant. Unfortunately, the unexposed 35mm film we were supposed to get fell though at the last moment, so we used the developed film we had already. We ran over 800 feet of film through the gate, with Pvt. Maxwell faithfully writing down the camera report and providing excellent assistance with loading and moving the camera; Pvt. Polinsky operating the camera and interpreting it to the many intersted visitors, In fact, these photos are courtesy of a retired Signal Corps Lt. Colonel!
Very nice photos But very soon in CA it will be ILLEGAL to open carry a weapon in public, even if it is unloaded. The bill would make it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed handgun on any public street or in a public place. The bill passed on a 41-25 party-line vote and now moves to the Senate.
Patrice Hernández 151ème Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (Régiment de Verdun) Vive La République Française, le Lebel et le Poilu Verdun 1916: "Ils ne Passeront pas" "On les aura!" Fusil de Infanterie Modèle 1886 Modifié 1893 dit "Lebel"
Post by CRMichaelis on Jun 2, 2010 22:22:54 GMT -8
Patrick - thanks for posting the info on new handgun law. I hadn't heard anything about it! It did pass the assembly but still has to pass the state senate. Everyone contact your senator immediately and tell them to vote against it.
We need to stop these people until November and then we have to vote in pro-gun candidates!
Rudolf Michaelis kuk IR61
"...and those pleasant hours in the beer gardens." Haie Westhus, All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930.
Neat photos! very well done impressions! Great living history demo of an aspect of the war too frequently neglected (although we've all seen the footage that was shot.) I would like to see these photos on the website.
Phillip Dye Co. G, German IR23, 364 US Infantry, A.H. K.u.K IR 61 ex-Supreme Intergalactic Commander