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GIs at Camp Boston

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.0163 | Film ID: 4241

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    GIs at Camp Boston

    Overview

    Description
    Back at Camp Boston. Murray poses in a field. Soldiers show off their injuries after a football game. One day pass to Reims. Details of the Reims Cathedral. A GI cafe. Fuzzy shots of train cars. Scenes of the countryside from a passing train. Soldiers smoke cigarettes and explore an abandoned German railway gun. Trucks enter the USA Calais Staging Area. Panoramic shots of the camp, including tents. Soldiers pose in a group shot with a dog. Soldiers pack their things and board box cars.
    Duration
    00:03:27
    Date
    Event:  1945
    Locale
    France
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert Gatarz
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Murray Goldblatt
    Biography
    Murray Goldblatt was U.S. soldier who served during World War II in Belgium, France, Czechoslovakia and Germany from 1943 to 1945, most likely with the 15th Finance Corps. Born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family, Murray worked in the family's hardware store before enlisting with the Army on January 23, 1943. After his release on December 27, 1945, Murray returned to New York and later settled in Princeton, NJ with longtime partner Jim Kane. He was an accountant by profession and active in GPP (Gay People of Princeton). Murray rarely spoke of his experiences during World War II even though he documented his travels on five reels of film with his personal movie camera.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4241 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - silent - original reversal
      Master 4241 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - silent - original reversal
      Master 4241 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - silent - original reversal
      Master 4241 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - silent - original reversal
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - silent - internegative - digital intermediate - 3273
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - silent - internegative - digital intermediate - 3273
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - silent - internegative - digital intermediate - 3273
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - answer print
      Preservation 4241.1 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.3 Film: negative - 16 mm - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - digital intermediate - 3234
      Preservation 4241.2 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - silent - internegative - digital intermediate - 3273
    • User
    • User 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - release print
      User 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - release print
      User 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - release print
      User 4241.1 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.3 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w - silent - release print
      User 4241.2 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - release print

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    In 1998, Murray Goldblatt entrusted his war films to Robert Gatarz, a close friend who had convinced him to show the movies at a social club event and document them in writing. Gatarz maintained the films until 2017 when he was cast in a new feature made by Infinity 9 Films, a Hagerstown, MD-based production company. Together they donated Goldblatt's amateur films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 2017.
    Note
    Refer to Murray Goldblatt's shotlist describing the scenes and places in his five reels of 16mm film (100ft).

    This film was preserved with a 2018 National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) grant.
    Film Source
    Robert Gatarz
    Infinity 9 Films
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:08:05
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