G . J. Keating MC .archive

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Mr Geoffrey John Keating MC 1914-1981


The first official war photographer to  cover the 2nd  World War.  As an unarmed soldier extensive coverage from the beginning to end  in  Europe, also Cairo, Libya (where he was wounded.), Iran,

and  back to France for the Normandy landings & witnessed the signing of the end of the war at Luneburg 1945. Decorated with  Military cross , Tobruk 1941. He captured Taormina unarmed in Sicily . GK was head of the 8th Army Film and Photography Unit became close friend to General Montgomery.

Imperial War Museum has 3000 archived images he took.



After the war he worked for BP for 30 years. In PR and photography in the field, didn't have a desk.

de an unparalleled contribution to Anglo- Middle East relations of that time in history. Captured an extensive archive of the  Middle East and its histts from 1950-74.

The UAE archive and its rulers  & discovery of oil and how it changed the landscape very dramatic.

Upon his retirement in  1974 at 60. He  started a property business , Barcley consultants; which brought property in central London ( a foresight as 30 years later proved to be  the surest way to invest not back then).

He had a great way of bringing people togeather, and  with his vast knowledge & contacts was able to give politicians advise on a broad scale from Moscow to Dublin, Middle  East to Washington.


He died  at 66,  he left a daughter Rima , & wife Suzy.

He was a very religious , a  strong believer in his Catholic faith.


He left behind an unparalleled Photographic archive , and many stories from people who had met and loved him.





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