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Malins, Geoffrey H.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 444 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vBritish  Motion pictures  Documentary films  Silent films  War films  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Historical films  History  Personal narratives  Propaganda films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Performer, Director
Classifications: D640, 940.4272
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey H Malins
Battle of the Somme( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of the Somme, fought from 1 July - 18 November 1916, was the first British offensive of the First World War to which cameramen were given access, in order to film the front line action as it took place. Two official War Office cameramen, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, were attached to the British Expeditionary Forces and returned to London just ten days after the start of the battle with 8,000 feet of film. The resulting 80-minute film was released in picture houses across the UK in August 1916, while the battle was still being fought
How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles, etc. by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

18 editions published between 1919 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TO PUT ONE'S HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET OF A TRENCH, WITH THE GERMANS ONLY SEVENTY-FIVE YARDS AWAY, AND TO TAKE A KINEMATOGRAPH PICTURE OF A BOMBARDMENT, IS NOT ONE OF THE WISEST - OR SAFEST - THINGS TO DO! An official British photographer assigned to the Western Front during the First World War, Geoffrey Malins was a major contributor of footage to the 1916 documentary film THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. Here, he tells of his experiences: filming No Man's Land from three thousand feet above in a biplane; using a camouflaged camera under heavy shell-fire; having his service cap plucked from his head by a bullet
Walking into hell 1st July 1916 by Edward G. D Liveing( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army when 60,000 unsuspecting men of the British 4th Army advanced into the teeth of a hurricane of German fire. This well-illustrated anthology examines the events of that terrible day from two very different perspectives. The vivid eyewitness account of the battle from the soldier's point of view is provided by Edward Liveing of the London Regiment. After joining the London Regiment in 1914, Liveing was deployed to both Palestine and to France, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. This book describes his war on the front line up until his injury on the Somme.

Also on the field that day and engaged in filming the battle for posterity was cameraman Lieut. Geoffrey Malins, who produced the famous documentary film of the battle. At the outbreak of war in 1914, Malins, aged 28, traveled to the Western Front where he acted as a freelance war correspondent, filming newsreels in Belgium and France. 1915 brought a fateful change of direction for Malins when he was recruited by the British Kinematograph Manufacturers Association to make a film of the preparations and the execution of a battle on the Western Front. This proved to be a dangerous business and by the end of the first year Malins, now with the rank of Lieutenant, had found himself deafened, gassed and twice wounded in the line of duty. Malins continued his work as a wartime cameraman before he was discharged from the army in 1918, having suffered bad health for sometime previously.

These two contrasting accounts provide a remarkable insight into the chaotic events as they unfolded on the battlefield and provide the reader with two very different views of the battle as well as the visual records as produced by Malins, and the other photographers and artists at work on the Somme that day
The Battle of the Somme : official pictures of the British Army in France( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of the Somme gave its 1916 audience an unprecedented insight into the realities of trench warfare, controversially including the depiction of dead and wounded soldiers. It shows scenes of the build-up to the infantry offensive, including the massive preliminary bombardment, coverage of the first day of the battle the bloodiest single day in the British Army's history and depictions of the small gains and huge costs of the attack. As a pioneering battlefield documentary, the very concept of The Battle of the Somme outraged commentators on its release, inaugurating a debate about the on-screen depiction of combat that continues to this day. Its use of a staged sequence to represent the opening of the assault also set the scene for continuing controversy about the "truth" of the documentary format
The battles of the Somme and Ancre( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archival film footage taken at the Battles of the Somme and Ancre
Going further by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schlacht an der Somme( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I filmed the war by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TO PUT ONE'S HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET OF A TRENCH, WITH THE GERMANS ONLY SEVENTY-FIVE YARDS AWAY, AND TO TAKE A KINEMATOGRAPH PICTURE OF A BOMBARDMENT, IS NOT ONE OF THE WISEST - OR SAFEST - THINGS TO DO! An official British photographer assigned to the Western Front during the First World War, Geoffrey Malins was a major contributor of footage to the 1916 documentary film The Battle of the Somme. Here, he tells of his experiences: filming No Man's Land from three thousand feet above in a biplane; using a camouflaged camera under heavy shell-fire; having his service cap plucked from his head by a bullet
The Battle of the Somme( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Somme was the longest, biggest and most costly land battle in British history. The Imperial War Museum provide a unique collection of resources relating to this important event of World War I. Included are letters, diaries, maps and photographs
How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles etc. by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of the Somme the Imperial War Museum presents the original 1916 Film, digitally remastered with specially composed music( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HOW I FILMED THE WAR : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed ... the great somme battles, etc (classic reprint) by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schlacht an der Somme( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles etc. (1920) by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How I filmed the War ; A record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles etc. Ed. by Low Warren by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Going further. Illustrated by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How i filmed the war (wwi centenary series) by Geoffrey H Malins( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing for the screen by Arrar Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles, etc. How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles etc. (1920)
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How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles etc. (1920)
Alternative Names
Geoffrey H. Malins American screenwriter, film director, producer, actor and cinematographer

Geoffrey H. Malins Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1887-1943)

Malins, Geoffrey 1886-1940

Malins, Geoffrey H.

Languages
English (65)

German (1)