Varges, Ariel Lowe (1890-1972) Archive. Signed photograph of Vargas, 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.; a World War I broadside dated 1 October 1918, Dusterforce Order of the Day, No. 1., 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.; document appointing Varges to be an honorary member of the Military Division, dated 4 November 1919, with stamped signatures of the King and Grand Master, 12 3/4 x 8 in.; and a typed letter signed 26 June 1920 to Varges from a representative of the British Embassy in Paris, sending along the appointment described above, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.; [and] Varges's brass sealing stamp, with a Fleet Street, London address, and wooden handle.
"Among the most prominent, pioneering film cameramen of World War I Ariel Varges (1890-1972) deserves a special notice. [...] Varges came to Europe in December 1914. By using his close contacts with Sir Thomas Lipton, he got on a ship for the Serbian front and filmed the war in the Balkans. From 1916, he became an official cinematographer for the British army and filmed in Greece and Mesopotamia. Varges was among William Randolph Hearst's ace newsreel cameramen, both during the Great War and long afterwards." (http://shootingthegreatwar.blogspot.com/2015_07_01_archive.html).
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