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  1. Apr 18, 2019 · Slaughterhouse-Five is an anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut. The work was first published in 1969, and it's considered an American classic.Semi-autobiographical in nature, the novel is drawn from the Vonnegut's war-time experiences in World War II.

  2. Lauri Törni was a Finnish-born American soldier who served in the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Army Special Forces. He died during the war due to a helicopter crash in 1965. In the 1990s, several books were written about Lauri Törni, making him a war hero. He was inducted into the USSOCOM Commando Hall of Honor in 2011.

  3. The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug. – Chris Hedges. Director Kathryn Begelow used this quote in her 2008 film The Hurt Locker, which follows Army Sgt. William James as he spends his days defusing IEDs in 2004 Iraq. Though the epigraph displays at the opening of the film, it foreshadows the end.

  4. Sep 21, 2013 · George Patton was a general of the US Army, remembered for his work as a commander of the Seventh United States Army during World War II. He is also remembered for commanding the Third Army in the Western Front in June 1944 after the Allied invasion of Normandy. His life and work inspired the 1970 epic biographical war film Patton.

  5. A 2007 episode of the NBC comedy drama Scrubs showed the central character J.D. trying to learn about the Iraq War by reading the (fictitious) book Iraq War for Dummies. He complains that "I just got to the point where President Bush gave his "mission accomplished" speech on a battleship and I still got, like, 400 more pages to go."

  6. “Aphros nodded, a glint of pride in his eyes. “We have trained all the famous mer-heroes! Name a famous mer-hero, and we have trained him or her!” “Oh, sure,” Leo said. “Like…um, the Little Mermaid?” Aphros frowned. “Who? No! Like Triton, Glaucus, Weissmuller, and Bill!” “Oh. ”Leo had no idea who any of those people were.

  7. “Following World War II, trials against War Crimes took place in Nuremberg, Germany, commencing in 1945. But before the famous Nuremberg Trials even started, a stealthy purveyor of Nazi atrocities managed to escape the hands of justice by disguising himself as a woman and setting sail across the Atlantic.

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