Tag: WWII

Book 3: WWII research, POW Nurses, Bataan

While conducting research about the American WWII nurses who survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific, Mary Cronk Farrell’s Pure Grit is informative and detailing. In January 1941, orders are given for the U.S. Army General Hospital no.2, to move ten miles down a…

Audie Murphy

Who was the symbol of U.S. heroism during WWII and commemorated with every war decoration including the Congressional Medal of Honor and starred in over forty Hollywood films? Great things come in small packages. Audie Murphy weighed only 112 lbs. and measured 5’4 when he entered…

Christian Bale

Critics called it “morally obtuse” albeit a cinemagraphic, sophisticated film. What happens when you love a film and the critics pan it? Why, nothing, of course. What am I talking about? The foreign film, the Chinese based-on-a-true-story film, The Flowers of War (2011). I…