Tom Stobart OBE (1914-1980)
1941. Set up the first Army film unit in India. 1949-1950. Part of an international expedition to Antarctica. 1951-1952. Filmed game in Africa (the film 'Below the Sahara' was produced as a result). 1953 Filmed the successful Everest Expedition. 1954 Led the Abominable Snowman Expedition. 1956 Shot while filming in Ethiopia - crippled, but continued his career. Took to cooking and wrote a book on herbs and four other books, including one more on cooking and an autobiography.
Won the Hubbard Medal and a BAFTA Certificate of Merit. Nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Specialised Film. Died in Sussex, England on a visit from his home in Majorca.