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Book: The Unwomanly Face of War

Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. [more inside]
posted by mixedmetaphors on Mar 16, 2019 - 2 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de espías (Time of spies)  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 2

The agents travel to Spain and France in 1943 to ensure the success of Britain's "Operation Mincemeat" during WWII. A Spanish spy captured in Nazi-occupied France is revealed to be an important figure in the Ministry's past and its present. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 9, 2018 - 3 comments

The Department of Time: Con el tiempo en los talones (With Time on His Heels)  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 1

Amelia and Alonso are sent to the premiere of "Vertigo" at the 1958 San Sebastián Film Festival, to foil a plan by Russia to kidnap Alfred Hitchcock and force him to produce propaganda films. While the Ministry is under construction, a wheelchair-bound Salvador becomes suspicious of a Sony Walkman-wearing construction worker he observes through his office window. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 28, 2018 - 4 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de valientes (Time of the Brave) -- Part 2  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 8

Salvador sends Alonso on a mission to save Julián from a lengthy battle during the Siege of Baler in the Philippines. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 4, 2018 - 9 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de valientes (Time of the Brave) -- Part 1  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 7

While hiding out in the Philippines in the 19th century, Julián makes a promise to a dying soldier that gets him into a dangerous situation.
posted by zarq on Jun 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2018 - 19 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de Gloria (Time of Glory)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

Julián, Amelia and Alonso are ordered to travel to Lisbon, 1588 to prevent the playwright Lope de Vega from dying before he writes his greatest works. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 2, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Glory

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Marco Polo: The Heavenly And Primal  Season 1, Ep 10

Kublai has a disagreement. A bloody egg. Fire lances and trebuchets. A bit of a dust up at Xiangyang. An exquisitely jokey scene to end it all. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 26, 2014 - 1 comment

Marco Polo: Prisoners  Season 1, Ep 9

AAAHHHHHHHHH! A cute mini-cannon. Impotence rears it’s ugly head. We spend a lot of time preparing for an execution. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 comments

Marco Polo: Rendering  Season 1, Ep 8

An engagement. A revengeful murder. AhLin develops further. Sword dancing. Bone dice are played with. Grisly pots get stirred. Kokachion comes under Marco's protection. Marco gets sucked in. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 2 comments

Marco Polo: The Scholar's Pen  Season 1, Ep 7

We learn about Sidao and Mei Lin’s history. There are missions for Marco and Hundred Eyes. Khutulun goes stone cold. Preparations for war. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 1 comment

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