A Century of Gentle Seasons, a History of Novato is now hosting on the site, an amazing collection of individual accounts and history of the Hamilton Field 680th Ordnance Corps. reminiscences of the Bataan Death March.
Paul Brallier, a moving consultant from Waters Moving & Storage in Martinez and owner Ken Waters, a pilot and history buff, were touring the Hamilton Field History Museum while doing a moving job at Hamilton. Waters spotted an old book on a shelf and began to thumb through it, noting the old pages and “real” typewritten words. He asked Brallier what could be done to preserve this piece of history. Brallier began to search for a company that would scan the 250 pages of documents and pictures of Japanese currency and stamps, eventually contributed by Advanced Resolutions in Martinez, and contacted Zan Media for hosting through their Novato history DVD site.
Zan Media Partner Don Scioli, also a WWII history buff, read the pages with amazement. “I’ve done film work at Hamilton for numerous projects, from chronicling the original transfer from the military to the private sector, the New Novato video for Supervisor Judy Arnold and a campaign video for Tomas Kaselionis for his current contest for county supervisor and I never realized the connection with the death march. Anyone who wishes to review or study these documents will be astounded by the accounts of these brave soldiers,” says Scioli.
Zan Media is a full service film and video production company, headquartered in Novato. It is a Bay Area certified green business, winner of the CalEPA CoolCA Small Business Award, and the USIEC CA Excellence Award.