Noel Bell at his home, 2008

Noel Bell pictured in 2008 with a Yashica-635 TLR camera - one of four he used in Vietnam. Noel purchased the Yashica in Singapore in 1958 and first used it to cover New Zealand operations during the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960. Incredibly, the camera still works to this day!


Image courtesy Carol Dawber

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