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More on the Aleutians war (WWII)

In the comments to the Special Projects page about the Aleutians War and the building the Al-Can highway, I’ve been tracking the newest documentary about the little known battles of Attu Island and others of the Aleutians, including Dutch Harbor / Unalaska.

However, because comments and pages have separate notifications on the Internet, I thought I would also post a separate notice, especially for those who read this web log with an RSS feed reader.

The latest published film was televised last week on the US Public Broadcasting System, Independent Lens. The film focuses on intimate interviews with Bill and Andy, the film explores what it means to be a soldier then and now. And for Bill, that means continuing the battle—even at the cost of his own peace of mind. and not on the battle details, per se. However, there is fascinating blended footage from the present day terrain morphing into the WWII terrain (actual footage or photos of the battle).

It is also a good presentation of the mixed emotions (and some rather unmixed) of veterans of the Pacific war. I had an uncle in Attu (Claude I. Green) who never spoke much of the Aleutian horror– part of the horror was the transfer from the tropical Marshall Islands to Attu without a change in uniforms (he was in the Navy). The monument is dedicated to all in the campaign (the necessity of which is also controversial still, as is the forced removal and internment of Alaskans by the USA.)

Aleutian Island documentary RED WHITE BLACK and BLUE is going to have a special one-hour broadcast on PBS November 6, and it’s going to be released on home video on November 7. We’re also finishing up some community screenings around the country, mostly in Florida, Michigan, and Indiana.

You can click the link below to read more about the film, get a list of upcoming local screenings, and broadcast information for your area, as well as information about how to purchase the film.

Thanks so much, and if you do get a chance to see the film we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Take care,
Tom Putnam

Here’s their website, http://www.alaskainvasion.com/

The Independent Lens website has a summary, several references to additional information, and a viewer feedback. Read more about the making of RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE »

See also previous
John Huston movie from the Aleutians
Al-Can Highway and the Aleutians War, Alaska in WWII


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Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Award

Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Award to Recognize Partnership Between Research and Community Organizations
Deadline: August 30, 2007 A program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving ( http://www.rosalynncarter.org/ ) at Georgia Southwestern State University, the 2007 Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Award will provide $20,000 to continue the work of an outstanding partnership between a research organization and a community-based organization that have come together to implement an evidence-based caregiver intervention.

Winning partnerships shall have clearly demonstrated one or more of the following: dedication to developing effective evidence-based caregiver interventions that improve the health and well-being of caregivers; encouragement of collaboration and partnerships between all stakeholders in the caregiving process; potential for developing or more effectively using financial, educational, and human resources to support caregivers effective reach into the target population; and potential to serve as a model for other individuals, groups, organizations, or communities in efforts to better serve the needs of caregivers.

Visit the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Web site for program information and nomination form.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008402/rosalynncarter

For additional RFPs in Human Services, visit:
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_human_services.jhtml


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September: US Healthy Aging Month and Deaf Awareness Week

September 9, 2007: Grandparents Day

September 23-29, 2007: Deaf Awareness Week
An earlier commenter noted that there isn’t much discussion here about hearing loss. The topic is one that is seldom brought up but it is significant as an underlying cause to irritability and depression and isolation and even abuse from others. Can anyone suggest sources of further information?

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Old women step forward as ‘martyrs’

There isn’t much in the news story to explain why this seems to be the only choice for the elderly women to feel useful. Certainly we have had elderly patriots throughout history, including those who take up killing others. But given the wealth of experience, suddenly lost, that had been available for alternative action, everyone loses twice, it seems.

A 70-year-old blew herself up in a Hamas attack. She may be just the first of many elderly recruits

…The women put up their own resistance, gathering as human shields around the mosque to help the militants escape. ‘I am 72, says Watfa, ‘but by doing this I felt 20, young and useful and ready to act.’ …Watfa was bruised, as was 70-year-old Fatma Najar, hit by a bulldozer. Three weeks later, Najar blew herself up near Israeli soldiers, wounding two…. It is shocking to see an old woman carrying an M16. Some of her 70 grandchildren and great-grandchildren play beneath the picture.

‘I know at least 20 of us who want to put on the belt,’ said Fatma Naouk, 65. ‘Now is the time of the women. Now the old women have found a use for themselves.’

Sandra Jordan in Beit Hanoun, Gaza
Sunday December 3, 2006, The Observer

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Carphone Warehouse refuses Internet service to over-70s

Sunday, September 3, 2006 read the rest at Boing-Boing
http://www.boingboing.net/2006/09/03/carphone_warehouse_r.html

…unless they are accompanied by a young person. They say that septugenarians are too old to understand the terms of telecoms contracts….

Help the Aged (see links in More to Share, HTA), says

New laws next month will outlaw ageism in the workplace. But Help the Aged wants the rules extended to protect consumers.

Check the comments from “silver-surfers” on-line at the Daily Mail.

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