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“The Ritual of Military Memory” by Paul Fussell

In Paul Fussell’s essay “The Ritual of Military Memory” first discusses the way war is remembered by soldiers.  He says that in moments of crisis, when soldiers recognizes that every moment they are experiencing could be their last, they “assign … Continue reading

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Symbolic Shirley Temple

“they are giggling and reaching to drape around his neck lush garlands of silvery B nuts and flange fittings, scarlet resistors and bright-yellow capacitors strung like sausages, scraps of gasketry, miles of aluminum shavings as curly-bouncy ‘n’ bright as Shirley … Continue reading

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Youth in War

“Brush your teeth and go toddling off to war. Wave your hand to sleepy land, Kiss those dreams away, Tell Miss Grable you’re not able, Not tell V-E Day” (Pynchon 9)

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Youth in War

During WW2 many countries sent hundreds of thousands to millions of young men into battle to fight for the causes and interests of the country. By the causes and interests of a country I mean the causes and interest of … Continue reading

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