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War correspondent Alan Wood typing out a despatch, 1944 (b / w photo)

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War correspondent Alan Wood typing out a despatch, 1944 (b / w photo)

5922351 War correspondent Alan Wood typing out a despatch, 1944 (b/w photo) by Smith, D.M. Sgt. (fl.1939-45); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: War correspondent Alan Wood typing out a despatch in a wood outside Arnhem, 18 September 1944.
Photograph by Sergeant D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.
Inspired by the bravery of the airborne troops at Arnhem, Wood wrote: if in the years to come, you meet a man who says, " I was at Arnhem", raise your hat and buy him a drink.
From a collection of 75 British official photographs relating to 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem, September 1944, compiled by Christopher Keegan.
Associated with Operation MARKET GARDEN, 1944.); © National Army Museum; out of copyright

Media ID 25180314

© National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images

Air Operation Airborne Forces Airborne Operation Communications Despatch Profession War Correspondent


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This photo captures the intense atmosphere of war correspondent Alan Wood as he diligently types out a dispatch in a wood outside Arnhem in 1944. The image, taken by Sergeant D M Smith of the Army Film and Photographic Unit during World War Two, showcases Wood's commitment to his profession amidst the chaos of battle. Inspired by the bravery of airborne troops at Arnhem, Wood penned a powerful message: "If in the years to come, you meet a man who says, 'I was at Arnhem, ' raise your hat and buy him a drink". This quote serves as a testament to the courage displayed by those involved in Operation MARKET GARDEN. The photograph not only highlights Wood's role as a war correspondent but also emphasizes the importance of communication during wartime. With smoke billowing around him, symbolizing both destruction and recreation for soldiers on their brief respites from combat, Wood remains focused on his task - relaying vital information to audiences far away. This image is part of an extensive collection compiled by Christopher Keegan that documents the experiences of British official photographs relating to 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Preserved by Bridgeman Images and housed at London's National Army Museum, this historical snapshot offers viewers an intimate glimpse into one journalist's dedication amidst one of history's most significant conflicts.

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