Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas in History

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day throughout it’s history are filled with exciting events! The most favorite of mine are in the year 800 AD, Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the pope on Christmas Day. It is speculated that … Continue reading

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Captain Newman MD

Captain Newman MD is a WW2 movie set in 1944 in a ward for soldiers with mental trauma like PTSD. Overall, it’s a good movie, the interesting parts are about the various patients on his floor. It’s also interesting to … Continue reading

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A New War Brings a New Approach to Shell Shock

Up until recently, PTSD was still not quite acknowledged by the military. Only recently were the “unseen wounds of war” taken seriously by the military. In WW2, though, there was a more enlightened attitude towards the mental toll of war … Continue reading

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Patton Slapping Incidents

In August 1943, the famous general George Patton made a mistake that almost ended his career! He was visiting injured soldiers in receiving tents in Sicily, he came across one soldier, Private Kuhl. He didn’t look injured, and Patton asked … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor: Another Day We Should “Never Forget” (next to 9/11)

Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Pearl harbor is very important in WW2 because that’s what got us involved in the war! On December 7th, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the Pearl Harbor naval base. They managed to destroy … Continue reading

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December is WW2 Month!

Many exciting things in WW2 happened in December! WW2 was the largest world war of them all and had the biggest impact today! Many new technologies came out in WW2 and others, like planes and tanks from WW1 were improved … Continue reading

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