The war cameraman
British journalist Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, on the right in this clip, was the lead cameraman for the 1915 film ‘With the Dardanelles Expedition’. With no film-making experience, but assisted by official Royal Navy photographer Ernest Brooks, Ashmead-Bartlett filmed British forces at Cape Helles and Anzacs in the area around Anzac Cove. From July to September 1915 he captured some of the most vivid combat footage of the First World War. In 1916 Ashmead-Bartlett gave lectures in the UK and Australia on his wartime experiences. This clip, from the weekly ‘Australian Gazette’ newsreel, shows him with an unidentified companion during his Australian lecture tour.