USAHEC Military History Podcast
About This Show
Military History Lectures and Events held at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, brought to you in podcast form. Our lecturers are scholars, soldiers, and authors who are speaking to a U.S. Army audience about military history and the history of war.
Most Recent Episode
SPECIAL PROGRAM - Cook's Midnight Drawings and Their Haunting Views of War
6 days ago
This special program is a sneak-peak at the U.S. Army War College's WAR ROOM podcast. The podcast will be available on your favorite podcast catcher soon! WAR ROOM is the online journal of the United States Army War College, created through the gracious support of the U.S. Army War College Foundation. The program features innovative and provocative articles and podcasts that explore significant challenges in national security and defense.
February 6, 2018: Jim McNally (Curator of Art, Army Heritage and Education Center) and Jacqueline E. Whitt (WAR ROOM podcast editor)
For forty-six years after the Korean War, veteran John A. Cook would be haunted by the memories of fighting and of his fellow soldiers being killed or wounded. What is now recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD had no name at the time, and veterans like Cook had nowhere to turn to get help. Instead, as the horrific images of war would waken him at night, he began drawing those images on paper as a way of dealing with his inner pain. The resulting collection of his "Midnight Drawings" are now in the possession of the Army Heritage and Education Center, and the subject of this podcast. Jim McNally, AHEC's Curator of Art, tells this powerful and moving story with Jacqueline E. Whitt, War Room podcast editor.
For more information about the WAR ROOM podcast, visit: https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/category/podcasts/ (https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/category/podcasts/)
Episodes of This Show
Nov 30 2017
Nov 1 2017