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The World War II Documentary about PTSD that you never saw. June 04 2017

“Let There Be Light” (also known by at PMF 5019 by the U.S. Army) is a documentary film directed by John Huston, an American filmmaker who served in World War II.

It was banned for more than 30 Years by the U.S Army and not released until the 1980’s.

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The film was banned because it was deemed to be demoralizing to future recruits. (However, the military said it was actually to protect the privacy of those featured in the film.) In 1981 the ban was lifted and released for public screenings, but the quality of the film had deteriorated and the audio was so distorted, that it was nearly impossible to understand any of the film. Luckily, in 2010 it was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved and restored and re-released in May 2012.

This film is a powerful reminder that the battle is not over after the war ends and the soldiers, in any era, in any conflict, are those who carry lifelong the scars with them. 


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What would you want the public to know about veterans? November 07 2015

This November, Nadine Noky, the founder of Lady Brigade will be speaking publicly on her military experience and what it means for her to be a veteran; However, she knows she is only one person within a vast community of brave men and women, all of whom have varying degrees of experiences and thoughts that are equally, if not more important than here own. Her goal during this November and moving forward, is to share the voices of other veterans, to give every veteran an opportunity to be heard.

If there is one thing you could share about being a veteran, what would it be?

Email your response to: along with your name, branch of service, years of service (feel free to submit a photo too!) (Example: Jane Smith, US Army 2002-2007) and Ms. Noky will work to make all your comments heard this November.  

**** Please note, by submitting an email response, you are agreeing to share your comments publicly and Lady Brigade may use your email submission for future blogs, articles and publications that relate to sharing veteran experiences. 



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