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Posted on Dec 7, 2005 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Seimon Pugh-Jones, ACG Combat Photographer

Armchair General

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Alan Hausmann, Webbing master (right in picture) and
myself on the Foy sound stage of Band of Brothers,
complete with fake snow…

A few weeks later, I returned to the Band of Brothers set, and was approached by a cameraman, who asked;

"You’re the guy who shot the 16mm stuff aren’t you?"

I was a bit nervous, as I just didn’t know what was coming next…he must have realized this and added quickly…

"Haven’t you heard? …Spielberg thought it was undiscovered archive footage!"

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I couldn’t speak!

I was asked back to play the part of a combat cameraman, and to film on the vintage Filmo…and this time the footage was to be included in the final cut.  I really hoped that 70-year-old spring was going to hold out! Luckily it did!… and it was!

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Courtesy of my friend Roach who worked on the series,
this is a backstage shot of me on the Band of Brothers set

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And here’s a screenshot of me from the production itself

On Flying the Friendly Skies

My second ambition was to become reality sooner than I could believe. Later that same week I was working as a reconstruction coordinator for Battle Stations a programmed for the  History Channel.  We were shooting a documentary on the World War II fighter aircraft, the P51 Mustang.  The cameraman did not want to fly… so I got the back seat in an original wartime P51 Mustang… shooting myself on a hand held camera dressed as a pilot, and having to simulate being a pilot, all this was cut into the documentary.  Then back to Earth… or so I thought.

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Faces make the shot…They have to believable. I think you may
agree…he looks like a troubled General

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This is Damian Rowley, AKA. Devin.  We’ve become great friends
over the two years that  Damian’s  been involved with ACG.
He rides big motorbikes for a living …both on and off the track.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Seimon,
    hope you are well.
    you may remember me back from Cardiff antiques market or the odd Beltring show, talking about german period props for photography. Have been over in germany for two and a half years now and would like to get in touch again!
    Cheers
    Walter

    • Walter what are you up to these days?

  2. Hi Walter, Hope you’re well Mate
    Back in South Wales… You can contact me on

    seimonpughjones@aol.com

    Cheers,
    Seimon

  3. Hi Seimon, Please can you e mail me the dates of the next militaria fair at Laugharne.The last one was outstanding.many thanks Lyn.

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