On This Day … 28 February

Events 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale. M*A*S*H M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart as the first original spin-off… Read More

A Farewell To Arms (1966): S01E03 – Like Saying Goodbye to a Statue

Introduction A Farewell to Arms is a 1966 British television adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms that aired on three consecutive weeks. The series starred Vanessa Redgrave, George Hamilton, Susan Engel, Ann Rye and Erik Chitty and was directed by Rex Tucker. Outline (General) The story of a doomed love affair… Read More

A Farewell To Arms (1966): S01E02 – We Knew the Summer Was Gone

Introduction A Farewell to Arms is a 1966 British television adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms that aired on three consecutive weeks. The series starred Vanessa Redgrave, George Hamilton, Susan Engel, Ann Rye and Erik Chitty and was directed by Rex Tucker. Outline (General) The story of a doomed love affair… Read More

A Farewell To Arms (1966): S01E01 – That Summer There Were Many Victories

Introduction A Farewell to Arms is a 1966 British television adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms that aired on three consecutive weeks. The series starred Vanessa Redgrave, George Hamilton, Susan Engel, Ann Rye and Erik Chitty and was directed by Rex Tucker. Outline (General) The story of a doomed love affair… Read More

A Farewell To Arms (1957)

Introduction A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American drama film directed by Charles Vidor. The screenplay by Ben Hecht, based in part on a 1930 play by Laurence Stallings, was the second feature film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s 1929 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It was the last film produced by David O.… Read More

A Farewell To Arms (1932)

Introduction A Farewell to Arms is a 1932 American pre-Code romance drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, and Adolphe Menjou. Based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, with a screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett and Benjamin Glazer, the film is about a tragic… Read More

A Farewell To Arms Overview

Introduction A Farewell to Arms is a novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway, set during the Italian campaign of World War I. First published in 1929, it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant (“tenente”) in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a… Read More

Baghdad ER (2006)

Introduction Baghdad ER is a documentary released by HBO on 21 May 2006. It shows the Iraq War from the perspective of a military hospital in Baghdad. Outline It has some relatively disturbing scenes in it (e.g. amputations), therefore the US Army is officially warning that military personnel watching it could experience symptoms of post-traumatic… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E06 – House of Bondage

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline A Union victory at Antietam (Sharpsburg) convinces President Lincoln to issue an Emancipation Proclamation, and James’ cotton diplomacy plan falls apart, as the British no longer want an alliance with the slave-holding Confederacy. Jane learns of… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E05 – Unknown Soldier

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline A badly wounded, unidentified man, believed to be a soldier from the Battle of Chantilly, is cared for at Mansion House. Byron’s deception regarding his credit of Samuel as a doctor on the autopsy is revealed,… Read More