Screening Room: Beyond the Battlefield

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Screening Room: Beyond The Battlefield, Military Medicine

Screening Room: Beyond the Battlefield will include a screening of the documentary Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield followed by a group discussion. This program is a part of the Wreaths Across America celebration at the Beaches Branch Library.

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Screening Room: Beyond the Battlefield – Beaches Branch, October 30, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Register HERE

Join us for a screening of Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield at the Beaches Branch Library as part of their Wreaths Across America celebration. Dee Quaranta, the Founder and CEO of Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. will talk about the resources available to veterans through her nonprofit and discuss the film.

#READ:

Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center by Adele Levine

This is a debut memoir from a physical therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the birthplace of physical therapy and the world leader in prosthetic rehabilitation for injured war veterans.

Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq by Dave Hnida

Paradise General is the story of an ordinary citizen turned volunteer soldier trying to make a difference. Dr. Hnida delivers a devastating and inspiring account of his Combat Support Hospital tour and an unparalleled look at medical care during an unscripted war.

Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I by Emily Mayhew

Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers.

Every day is a Gift: A Memoir by Tammy Duckworth

Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today.

#WATCH:

World War II: Saving the Reality on Kanopy

This documentary tells the story of an individual who owned the largest private collection of World War II artifacts in the world. Over 50 interviews with veterans and survivors of the war help tell the story of the meaning of the over 7,000 individual items in the collection of Kenneth W. Rendell.

The Greatest Bond on Kanopy

An inspirational documentary, highlighting the journey of disabled veterans whose lives are changed through the unconditional love of service dogs that have been trained by female prison inmates.

*Kanopy is a film streaming service available for free through the Jacksonville Public Library.

#EXPLORE:

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Explore their website to learn how you can contribute to the collection and listen to the personal accounts of American war veterans.

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