Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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They [Annotator's Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
The underground had contacted Eva Nathanson's mother and told her they would protect them. During the winter of 1943,...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
[Annotator’s Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were reunited with their parents in April 1945 after hiding from the Nazis...
Cyril de la Vergne's second husband, Jacques, was in World War 2 in the Army. He taught flying afterwards. He had been...
Francis Bucher knows he cannot cover everything in two hours. The Army flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40...
Samuel Malta had difficulties after his discharge from the service. He did not like taking orders from civilians. He...
Norman Bussel advises anybody going into the service to really think about it. It is not a pastime or a hobby or a...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
Jack Thornhill was discharged on 15 December 1945 in New Orleans. After being discharged, he went back to Alexandria [...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Harold Lightell moved into Germany after progressing through France with the 79th Infantry Division. Lightell could...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
While he was in Australia, Nathan Taffel communicated with a brother-in-law in Chicago. He had survived the ghetto but...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
Along with his fellow refugees, Robert Sweatt was taken under guard to London, England. A bombardier from his squadron...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
George Linker was in his foxhole when he saw three bullets hit right beside him [Annotator's Note: Linker simulates the...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Rosemary Ramsey says the boys returning from the war had changed a lot. They were all grown-up. [Annotator's Note:...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...

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