Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History DVD

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A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, Debt of Honor takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans.
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A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, Debt of Honor takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans.

Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History

A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, Debt of Honor takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans, including Representative Tammy Duckworth, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland and former Commander of Fort Belvoir Gregory Gadson. Tracing the history of disabled veterans in America from the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in the Middle East, as narrated by leading scholars in the fields of disability studies, history and psychology, the film vividly illustrates the human cost of war and sacrifices of military service. It is brought to life through hundreds of carefully curated stills and footage from archives across the country. As advances in field medicine markedly reduce the number of deaths on the battlefield, more veterans are coming home with severe injuries. These soldiers carry both visible and invisible scars of war, and their readjustment back into civilian life is often complicated by the psychological trauma and physical wounds sustained in battle. Today, with the United States fighting the longest war in its history, it has become imperative to create a bridge between civilians and soldiers, forging ties with the 1% of Americans who comprise the nation's military. Debt of Honor seeks to understand the societal perception of soldiers and the wars they fight. Above all, it seeks to build a new bridge between military and civilian cultures in the United States, to inspire an important dialogue about how Americans treat their veterans, and to impart a message of compassion and mutual understanding.

This program contains mature content, including graphic imagery of war violence. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Producer: Bonnie Lafave, Nat Rosa
Production Company: Steeplechase Films
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-14
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 70 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Blackhawk D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in USA History DVD by PBS
Review by Blackhawk D. on 07/17/20 review stating Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in USA History DVD by PBS
What a fantastic presentation! But why no closed captioning (CC) for those who are suffering from being hearing-impaired? Is this yet another kick in the gut piled upon those who already have enough to deal with?? Cmon PBS - You can do better than that...
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Civilian O.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Debt of Honor is a must see for all citizens
Review by Civilian O. on 07/17/20 review stating Debt of Honor is a must see for all citizens
Most of us have no idea what life is like for Veterans when they come home. For the 99 % of us in honor of the 1% - please watch and learn.
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Viewer
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Extremely important documentary
Review by Viewer on 07/17/20 review stating Extremely important documentary
This is a film that should be seen by every American
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Kare B.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great documentary, until.....
Review by Kare B. on 07/17/20 review stating Great documentary, until.....
I just watched this documentary on PBS today, and I am so very appreciative for your efforts to give focus and voice to the mental health plight of veterans from our wars. I am a combat veteran, a mental health nurse with the VA, and am only too aware of the unseen wounds of war. My only disappointment, and to some it may seem trivial, but to me and my comrades, with all the talk of the wars and troops being hurt, killed, etc. you left out Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I felt a pain in my heart that it was so blatantly left out, and it was a major campaign. It might not have lasted for years like the others, but that was because we went in, took care of business, and got out. Korea is no longer the forgotten war- it is Desert Storm. When ones time of service is overlooked publicly, as Desert Shield/Storm often is, it is like a re-injuring of those of us who were there. I hope that my war will not be totally forgotten just because it did not last long. We may be a smaller group of veterans, but we were there and we were injured and killed just as badly as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you, though for the thoughtful coverage of the plight of our wounded. Sincerely, Karen M. Wall MAJ, Army Nurse Corps, Retired
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Big B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Amazing movie
Review by Big B. on 07/17/20 review stating Amazing movie
The best documentary made to date that actually tells the truth about what combat veterans suffer when they return from war. I know, I was one of them. Society, the American people, must support all efforts to help soldiers readjust and re-enter public life and seek normality. We must hold accountable those in government and the military to provide for the physical and mental needs of our military who become Veterans. If they dont then we dont go to war.


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