Behind Enemy Lines

Coinciding with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage held a… read more

Coinciding with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage held a four-day “Tribute to a Generation: National World War II Reunion” on the National Mall in a series of tented pavilions and stages. One of the tents was called “Wartime Stories.” In the panel titled “Behind Enemy Lines” two veterans told the stories of their adventures after being shot down. Mr. Medina joined a band of Italian partisans. Former Governor Whitcomb was captured by the Japanese but managed to escape. After their reminiscences they answered questions from members of the audience.

Mr. Medina published his memoir Ciao, Francesco in 1995. Former Governor Whitcomb’s memoir is titled Escape from Corregidor. close

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Behind Enemy Lines

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Program ID:
182045-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 2004
Last Aired:
May 29, 2004

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  • May 28, 2004 | 2:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2004 | 4:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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