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By Jack H. Lucas, D. K. Drum

Here's an eloquent, plainspoken wrestle memoir of a tender soldier who belongs in a category with international conflict II wrestle hero Audie Murphy. on the top of the conflict of Iwo Jima, Jack Lucas and 3 different Marines attacked a eastern pillbox. while enemy grenades landed of their midst, inner most Lucas jumped on either grenades, simply as they have been exploding. His neighbors have been kept, yet Lucas used to be torn aside. Miraculously, he survived-but simply slightly. For this courageous motion seventeen 12 months- previous Jack Lucas from North Carolina turned the youngest soldier within the 20th century, and the youngest Marine in background to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor. In Indestructible, we study of the rocky street that led Jack Lucas to Iwo Jima-from his mendacity approximately his age to hitch the Marines to his going AWOL that allows you to sign up for the motion within the Pacific-and his onerous, scary restoration following his heroic sacrifice. this day, anywhere Jack Lucas speaks crowds assemble to honor him and pay tribute to Marine historical past and satisfaction in addition to to pay their respects to 1 of America's maximum generations.

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Although the scholarship on the Holocaust is quite extensive and important, it generally focuses on issues of trauma, memory and witnessing. 9 Nor has there been much critical analysis about the ways in which antifascism has transformed as a concept or aesthetic since the 1940s. This book proposes a theoretical paradigm for an antifascist aesthetics that emerged from the atmosphere of ideological antifascism in the WWII years, and which has been referenced and reimagined in the following decades.

In a larger theoretical sense, this antifascist aesthetic of radical projection informs an alternate strand of postmodernism, one that posits a postmodern humanism, in which humanism survives the eviscerations of modern fragmentation and fascist dehumanization transformed—even mutilated—but intact. Rather than a postmodernism that utterly rejects the possibilities of realistic representation and rational discourse, and that focuses exclusively on relativity, pastiche, decentering and deconstruction, a postmodern humanism distrusts master narratives and hierarchical dichotomies and embraces dialectical inquiry and heterogeneous reality, yet still manages to speak with sincerity 26 The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film about human experience and historical fact.

Curious and often strained, the fi lms express these alliances through the experience of an “exiled” central character, aesthetic dissonance, an overall sense of displacement and the oddly compelling beauty that such encounters create. The fi lms I examine evince commitment to antifascism, yet they also avoid a common approach typical of many antifascist works, such as Joris Ivens’ The Spanish Earth (1937), Anatole Litvak’s Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) and Sam Wood’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), which mythologize heroism, lending it simplistic, romantic qualities.

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