Assignment to Hell by Timothy M. Gay

By Timothy M. Gay

THEIR paintings at the entrance traces MADE HEADLINES In February 1943, a gaggle of journalists'including a tender twine carrier correspondent named Walter Cronkite and cub reporter Andy Rooney'clamored to fly alongside on a bombing raid over Nazi Germany. Seven of the sixty-four bombers that attacked a U-boat base that day by no means made it again to England. A fellow survivor, Homer Bigart of the New York usher in Tribune, requested Cronkite if he'd concept via a lede. 'I imagine I'm going to say,' mused Cronkite, 'that I've simply again from an task to hell.' Assignment to Hell tells the robust and poignant tale of the battle opposed to Hitler in the course of the eyes of 5 intrepid journalists. Cronkite crashed into Holland on a glider with U.S. paratroopers. Rooney dodged mortar shells as he raced around the Rhine at Remagen. at the back of enemy traces in Sicily, Bigart jumped into an amphibious commando raid that almost resulted in catastrophe. The New Yorker's A. J. Liebling ducked sniper fireplace as Allied troops liberated his liked Paris. The linked Press's Hal Boyle slightly escaped SS typhoon soldiers as he exposed the bloodbath of U.S. squaddies throughout the conflict of the Bulge. This publication serves as a stirring tribute to 5 of worldwide battle II's maximum correspondents and to the courageous women and men who fought at the entrance traces opposed to fascism'their generation's 'assignment to hell.'

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Abb. 1) folgenden Stiefmutter viel zu verdanken, da sie das Kind, zumal sich später eine angeborene Hör- und Sprechbehinderung herausstellte, aufopferungsvoll versorgte. Auch jetzt bedarf die Ehefrau gelegentlicher Verständigungshilfen durch den Ehemann, um gestellte Fragen immer voll aufnehmen zu können. Der Ehemann sei von Kindesbeinen an an Arbeit gewöhnt gewesen, ab dem 14. Lebensjahr habe er "hart herangemußt". In seiner Herkunftsfamilie wirkt der Vater insofern verbindend, als er sowohl mit seiner Mutter als auch mit dem Bruder, deren Beziehung zueinander "gleich Null" sei, Verbindung hält.

Die Rekrutierungsbemühungen erstreckten sich über einen Zeitraum von 2 Jahren (1981-1983). Ausgehend von alarmierend hohen Zahlen bezüglich der Zunahme von alkohol süchtigen Schülern (Gruner 1977; Jasinski 1975; Stob er 1978) boten wir zunächst eine ambulante, familienorientierte Therapie an. Von diesem Angebot wurden Lehrer, jugendpsychiatrische Dienste, Beratungsstellen, anonyme Jugendberatung, Kindersorgentelefon usw. durch Handzettel informiert. Zusätzlich halfen Presse und Rundfunk, diese Information zu verbreiten.

Untersuchung 15 Monate später lebt die Familie noch in einem Haushalt zusammen. Die Mutter und die Schwester des Vaters kämen nicht mehr 3-4mal wöchentlich, sondern nur noch alle 14 Tage zu Besuch und nähmen das Alkoholproblem des Indexpatienten ernster. Die Mutter mütterlicherseits sei näher an die Familie herangerückt, da sie den nun abstinenten Schwiegersohn eher akzeptiere. Beide Kinder betrachten die Ehe der Eltern nun als "normal", es herrsche weniger Streit, die Eltern unternähmen mehr gemeinsam als früher, die Kontakte zum Bekanntenkreis seien wieder aufgeblüht.

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