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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 181–82 Abu Ghraib, 246, 247 Adaline, Joseph, 77 Adams, Philip, 77 adventure as motivation, 26–27 African American military service, 167–69, 270n3; and civil rights movement, 169–70; GI letters on, 26; and medals, 182–83; and memorials, 92, 173–74, 180, 182; military bases, 168–69; o;cers, 176, 272n19; Port Chicago mutiny, 176–78; 761st Tank Battalion , 168, 175, 180–82; and traditional narratives , 175, 178–79; Tuskegee Airmen, 168, 173, 176, 178–80, 272n25; and veteran bene- fits, 68–69, 71, 259n11, 271n7; veteran writings on, 47 African Americans, 167–83; civil rights movement, 169–71, 178, 181, 236; and Civil War, 237; female employment, 22, 194; and film/television, 179–81; and humanitarian narratives, 12; and traditional narratives, 175, 178–79, 272n25; and wartime upheaval, 167, 174–75; and WWI, 11. See also African American military service; racial justice; racism Agee, James, 147 Air Force (film), 133 Air Force Association, 212 Akaka, Daniel K., 193 Alcoholics Anonymous, 72 Alexandria race riot, 23, 171–73 Allen, John, 113 Allen, Robert, 176–77 All My Sons (film), 154 All Quiet on the Western Front (film), 135 Allyson, June, 143 Ambrose, Stephen, 201–2, 226, 227 America First Committee, 11 American Battle Monuments Commission, 86 “American Century, The” (Luce), 5 “American Doughboy” statues, 94 American exceptionalism myth: and Four Freedoms, 12; and humanitarian narratives, 7; and Iraq War, 244; and memorials, 90; and veteran writings, 50. See also traditional narratives American G.I. Forum, 185–86, 188 Americanization of Emily, The (film), 158, 159–60, 256n17 American Jewish Committee, 181 American Legion, 63–69; criticisms of, 70, 259n17; and racism, 68–69, 185, 259n14, 259n17; and traditional memorials, 92; and Truman-MacArthur conflict, 74–75; and Universal Military Training, 73; and Vietnam War, 238 American Veterans Committee (AVC), 69–71, 75, 233 “America’s Team,” 71 Anders, Gunther, 46 Anderson, Carol, 12 Andrews, Julie, 159 Angelou, Maya, 189 anniversary celebrations, 200–208; and D-Day, 205–7; and film/television, 202–3, 204–5, 213–17; and Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings , 203–4, 211–13; and humanitarian narratives , 227–28; and mourning, 108–9; and National WWII Museum, 225–27; and Pearl Index 288 i n d e x anniversary celebrations (cont.) Harbor attack, 203, 204–5; and Roosevelt, 227–28; and traditional narratives, 108, 200–203, 205–7, 225–27 anticommunism, 61–62, 63, 71, 75, 76. See also Cold War anti-Semitism, 69, 161 antiwar sentiments, 157–60. See also critical narratives Apartment for Peggy, An (film), 152–53, 154 Appy, Christian, 142 Archibald, Katherine, 23–24 Armijo, Manuel, 127 Armistice Day, 237 art. See visual arts Arthur, Jean, 153 Atlantic Charter, 12 atomic attack fears, 61–62 atrocities, 2; acceptance of, 208; Bataan, 116–17; and film/television, 137, 217; and humanitarian narratives, 164–65; and racism, 29, 167; veteran writings on, 53–54, 56; Vietnam War, 241, 254n36. See also capacity for evil; Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings; Holocaust Back to Bataan (film), 118, 137 Bacon, Julia, 20 Bad Day at Black Rock (film), 163–64 Baker, Vernon Joseph, 183 Baldwin, Hanson, 81–82 Band of Brothers (Ambrose), 201–2 Band of Brothers (HBO program), 202–3 Barthes, Roland, 270n1 Basinger, Jeanine, 132 Bataan, 116–28; atrocities, 116–17; and combat bonding, 126–27; and film/television, 117–18, 132, 148; and mourning, 120–21; and names of dead, 120, 121, 123, 128–29; and postwar memorials, 120–21, 123; and veteran trauma, 123–26, 127–28; wartime understandings, 117–20, 122 Bataan (film), 117–18, 132, 133, 134 Bataan Museum, 127 Battleground (film), 135, 136, 151 Battle of San Pietro, The (film), 269n19 Bedford, Virginia memorial, 111–16 Bell for Adano, A (Hersey), 32 Bendix, William, 156 Benton, Thomas Hart, 251n5 Berry, Louis, 170, 172, 173 Best Years of Our Lives, The (film), 150–51, 269n20 Bethune, Mary McLeod, 229 Biddle, Francis, 230 Biesen, Sheri, 131 Big Parade, The (film), 237 Big Red One, The (film), 160 black Americans. See African Americans Blitzer, Wolf, 207, 208 Blue Dahlia, The (film), 156–57 bodies of fallen soldiers. See soldiers’ remains Bogart, Humphrey, 141, 157 Bolte, Charles, 69–70, 71 bomb shelters, 61–62 bonding, 28–29, 51, 53, 86, 99, 126–27 Bonus March, 67 boot camp, 27 Borgwardt, Elizabeth, 12 Bowman, James E., 180 Boyer, Paul, 61 Boy with Green Hair, The (film), 158 Bradley, James, 88 Bradley, Omar, 31, 144 Bradley, Spenser, 170 Brando, Marlon, 152, 155, 158, 162 Bremer...

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ISBN
9781421400020
Related ISBN
9780801896675
MARC Record
OCLC
794700405
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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