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John Krish obituary

23 May 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Film-maker acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest directors of documentaries

John Krish, who has died aged 92, was one of Britain’s finest documentary film-makers, with a long list of credits that stretched from the 1940s to the 80s and across a staggering variety of subjects. His career began in the Crown Film Unit during the second world war, where he assisted Harry Watt on the propaganda film Target for Tonight (1941) and Humphrey Jennings on Listen to Britain (1941) and Fires Were Started (1943).

After serving in the Royal Artillery, he was posted to the Army Film Unit and was one of the editors on The True Glory (1945), the film of the allied invasion of Europe. Invalided out of the army in 1944, he edited newsreels for the Office of War Information, the Us equivalent of the Ministry of Information.

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