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1946 U.S. Army Film: "Let There Be Light"

A psychiatrist interviews a traumatized soldier in the 1946 film.

A psychiatrist interviews a traumatized soldier in the 1946 film.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hollywood director John Huston recorded a documentary film for the U.S. Army depicting psychological combat trauma and efforts to treat returning World War II veterans. The film was not seen by the public until 1980, and has been restored by the National Archives. This screening is preceded by a 10 minute American History TV interview with Louisiana State University history professor David Culbert, who has studied World War II films for over 30 years.

Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:08am (ET)

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