Good on ya for trying for a kriegsberichter impression Kurt_Eggers! Always thought that was a very cool role to do.
For my uneducated 2 cents, I think as a kriegsberichter you'd have much more common/popular/readily available cameras and movie makers (leicas, etc.), especially if you were issued your camera? Please correct me if wrong.
I have a 1934 cine'-kodak 8 model 20 movie camera that I have as a private purchase for my impression....haven't used it just yet but setting it up to for my next event too use it. Kodaks were pretty popular and plentiful tho expensive at the time. The nice thing is my camera shoots 16mm but films in 8mm so get a lotta use out of my film, so would suggest you find any camera that uses common film sizes (8mm/16mm) especially for those of us who have a really tight budget. You can still find 8mm film online for relatively cheap, even without being recanned film rolls.
Are you stateside or across the pond? I have a few sources here for buying film and processing it here in the states if you are, otherwise best I could suggest is google haha.
Would love to see some of pics of your equipment! The best of luck with your future impression
p.s. here was some questions and answers I was able to get from this forum: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21124