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  • Location: Paris, Germany, Italy, Rome

The Cameraman

The Cameraman

Why a Booktrail?

2023: Former cinema camera director Julius Sewell journeys across Europe with his family to his sister’s wedding in Rome.

  • ISBN: B0BLRN55FR
  • Genre: Autobiography/memoirs, Familiy drama

What you need to know before your trail

Former cinema camera director Julius Sewell journeys across Europe with his family to his sister’s wedding in Rome. But this will be an unusual road trip. For one thing, Julius has been in an institution and has only just been released to travel. And then there is his family. This is Easter 1934 and Julius’ stepfather and mother are keen members of Oswald Mosley’s new party, the British Union of Fascists. One of Julius’ half-sisters is in studying in Munich, where she dreams of meeting meet her idol, Adolf Hitler. Another half-sister is a member of the British Communist Party, and is determined to wreck the approaching wedding, because the groom is a rising figure in Italy’s Fascist regime.

Travel Guide

A tour of Europe

Imagine being in  a car with your family – your dysfunctional family – and heading from Paris, via Metz to Germany and then to Italy. Oh this is 1934 so this is Nazi Germany so a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp is something very scary indeed. And wait until you get to Mussolini’s Italy!

Locations are kept quite vague and not overly described but it’s the drama and the sense of travel that is going in in the car that makes the best journey.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Cameraman

Destination/location: Paris, Germany, Italy  Author/guide: Matthew Kneale Departure Time: 1934

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