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Damien Parer (II) (1912–1944)

Damien Parer was a noted war cameraman during WWII. He filmed Australian soldiers in action in the Middle East and New Guinea, for the (then) Department of Information. He won an Academy Award for his coverage of the action on the Kokoda Trail. In 1943, he went to work for Paramount, covering US ground forces in action in the Pacific. He was ... See full bio »

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(age 32) in Peleliu, Palau

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Known For

Assault on Salamaua
Assault on Salamaua Cinematographer
(1943)
The Magic Shoes
The Magic Shoes Miscellaneous Crew
(1935)
Men of Timor
Men of Timor Cinematographer
(1942)
Moresby Under the Blitz
Moresby Under the Blitz Cinematographer
(1942)

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 1943 Assault on Salamaua (Documentary)
 1943 The Bismarck Convoy Smashed (Documentary short)
 1942 Men of Timor (Short documentary)
 1942 Kokoda Front Line! (Documentary short)
 1942 Moresby Under the Blitz (Documentary short)
Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
 1936 Rangle River (assistant camera - uncredited)
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 1935 The Magic Shoes (Short) (crew)
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 1942 Kokoda Front Line! (Documentary short)
Himself - Presenter
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 1997 40,000 Years of Dreaming (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - War photographer
 1995 The Celluloid Heroes (TV Movie)
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Father of producer Damien Parer

Star Sign:

Leo

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