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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF EXHIBITS AND FIREARMS


Second Lieutenant Bertram Brooks-Carrington, British official cameraman, with a Moy and Bastie camera and a German anti-tank rifle, September 1917 (IWM neg. Q111226)
Description
The Department of Exhibits and Firearms collections cover three-dimensional objects, including artillery, vehicles and small craft, uniforms, medals and insignia, weapons, flags, communications equipment, models, medical equipment, cameras, toys, currency and ephemera.
Website
http://www.iwm.org.uk
Keywords
London; History; Newsreels; Railways; World War II; Newsfilm; Oral History; Propaganda; Military forces; Palestine; War damage; Aircraft; Royal Air Force; Amateur films; Commonwealth; World War I; Aviation; Film Equipment; Germany; Social History; British military forces; Civil defence; Documentary film movement; European History; Genocide; German military forces; German newsreels; Holocaust; Home Front, World War II; Home Guard, World War II; Israel; Navies and naval operations; Royal Flying Corps; Royal Naval Air Service; Soviet newsreels; Training films; Yugoslavia

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Equipment
56 items which include cine cameras, film projectors and wireless equipment. Projectors are American, French, German and British. Wartime cameras of similar origin include Arriflex 25mm, Zeiss Ikon high speed camera, Vinten Model K Mk1 "Normandy", Bell and Howell Eyemo (single lens) "Bomb Spot", Newman Sinclair, De Vry Standard 35mm film camera, Type G45 cine gun camera, Millikan Camera Type DBM-5C (American), German BSK 16 gun camera, as well as Sedic S-2 16mm cine camera (Japanese), Canon Scoopic 16MS (Japanese), Bolex Paillard B8L 16mm (Swiss), etc. Wireless equipment includes an HMV Mains Radio, Marconi receiver Model No 556, the British Model AC Receiver. the AC Civilian receiver, British domestic radios, and a German domestic radio from the 1939-1945 period.
Ephemera
Yes

Catalogues

Digitised catalogue
No. A digitising programme is planned to start this year (2000) but will take 2+ years to complete. It will be selective, beginning with items on display.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. David Penn
Job title
Keeper
Telephone
020 7416 5270
Fax
020 7416 5374
Email
exfire@iwm.org.uk
Address
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ

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