World War I VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) Nurses

The first time I read Not So Quiet it was quite a shock. While the work is fiction, Smith, who’s real name was Evadne Price, does not shy away from drawing on the emotional whirlwind that wartime nurses experienced. Price, an Australian who served in the Air Ministry from 1917-1918 expresses visceral and tragic feelings about the …

Paths of Glory – 1957 – Film Review

The film Paths of Glory is based on a 1935 book by Humphrey Cobb. Cobb (1899-1944)  an Italian-born, Canadian-American screenwriter and novelist had served in the World War I  Canadian army at the age of 17. Cobb kept a wartime diary and utilized his recollections when  writing Paths of Glory.[1] His disgust and disillusion are heavily reflected in the …

Literature Review Due 2/11/2022

                           HIS485 – Spring 2022                                                       Literature Review Students of World War I history need to be cautious when examining films that depict  specific events and individuals. The screenwriters and directors have distinct artistic goals and  financial objectives they wish to achieve and the film they craft may or may not be historically  accurate. The reviewed secondary …

Proposal for research project

                 Courage and Cowardice as Depicted in WWI Films The recent centennial anniversary of World War I has the world once again examining the destructive and tragic nature of this conflict. The disastrous nature of World War I was  unprecedented and the events of this calamity are well documented. The futility, waste of  valuable resources, economic …

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