Hugo Wilmar

1923 – 1957

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Hugo Wilmar's Tintin-like story begins in 1923. He is fearless and has strong opinions. Wilmar moves into the world stage of World War II and the post-war period. It is the story of a career that develops like a whirlwind. He is Engelandvaarder, War photographer in the Dutch East Indies, eager photojournalist panorama en Catholic Illustrated and filmmaker employed by Disney.

Hugo Alexander Wilmar

Engelandvaarder, adventurer, top photographer and filmmaker

1923-1944: Hugo Wilmar grows up in The Hague

The Hague

Ticker tape parade General Jonathan Wainwright, September 13, 1945

Signal Corps

Running Marine in the Dutch East Indies

Marines Brigade

1947-1951 Spaarnestad


Hugo Wilmar carries a seal for his Arriflex 16mm camera during the White Wilderness production


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Hugo Wilmar Foundation

Hugo Wilmar Foundation was founded to publish the family archive, consisting of hundreds of photos, some films and ten letters. In addition, we have set ourselves the goal of the cultural-historical heritage of HA Wilmar, which is housed at the various archives to promote. We do this through projects, promotion and partnerships with the various national and international archives. This website is made possible by worcflow visual marketing