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Henri Broussard

Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:34 am

Does anyone know of any English books or periodical articles about Henri Broussard, an early underwater photographer and founder of the first diving club in France? I think he was one of the earlier trainees by Cousteau with the aqualung. I always seem to see his photographs in older dive books.

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Re: Henri Broussard

Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:47 pm

Have you seen the April 1955 Popular Mechanics article "Anyone can be a frogman" by Richard Garnett, accessible at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=y9w ... J&pg=PA113? It describes his encounter with Broussard, who was then vice-president of the world's first post-war scuba diving club, the Club Alpin Sous-Marin.

Henri Broussard's name also crops up now and again in Free Diving by Dimitri Rebikoff (New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1956). Rebikoff was an expert in the field of underwater colour photography and an active member of the Club Alpin Sous-Marin. If the article and the book are to be believed, Broussard sounds like a hard taskmaster who fixed everybody up after first meeting them with an underwater session, regardless of their wishes or subaquatic experience. :D

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Re: Henri Broussard

Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:20 pm

Thanks for the link to Popular Mechanics article. Love the stories from the early days of the sport when everything was new. Definitely going to have to look for Rebikoff's book.

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