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Word: blithe

Definition: (blithesome) gay; joyous


Sentences Containing 'blithe'

After a memorial service conducted by Chaplain (Major) Thomas F DesChamps, Blithe was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia with full military honors on December 28.
After viewing the mini-series, the Blithe family publicly corrected this historical error, and requests were made to edit the mini-series to remove it.
Ambrose's errors were compounded in the mini-series, in which episode 3, "Carentan", episode ends with a slide stating that "Albert Blithe never recovered from the wounds he received in Normandy.
As portrayed in "Band of Brothers" by Marc Warren, Blithe was struck with a temporary case of hysterical blindness following the fierce fight to capture Carentan.
Before his sudden death in 1967, Blithe had achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and had completed over 600 parachute jumps, and was given a Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) assignment in Taiwan.
Blithe died December 17, 1967, while on active duty with the 8th Supply and Transport Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, in West Germany at Wiesbaden Air Force Hospital. A week before his death, he had attended a weekend at Bastogne, Belgium commemorating the Battle of the Bulge, from which he had returned feeling unwell.
Blithe had also served in Korea with the 187th ARCT after the end of hostilities and later was assigned to the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) in Taiwan.
Blithe is the subject of a particularly glaring error in the book and mini-series, "Band of Brothers".
Blithe jumped with the rest of Easy Company into occupied France as part of the massive Airborne invasion; however, when he landed, he found himself lost. Blithe was joined by a number of other paratroopers who were also part of the mis-drops.
Blithe trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia in August 1942 under Captain Herbert M. Sobel.
Blithe was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Blithe was portrayed in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers" by Marc Warren.
Blithe was released from the Army Hospital October 8, 1945 which has been verified by his discharge paperwork at the end of World War II.
Blithe's life story was featured in the 2010 book "A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us."
Blythe Bridge is so called as it is built around the site of a bridge over the River Blithe (spelt differently to the name of the village itself), a small river which passes directly through the village.
Fellow Easy Company Currahee veterans interviewed while writing the book and mini-series had believed, in error, that Blithe was wounded in the neck, and that he did not recover.
He and Coward later teamed for "Brief Encounter" and "Blithe Spirit".
He had been an artisan of famed excellence, and with plenty to do; owned a house and garden; embraced a youthful, daughter-like, loving wife, and three blithe, ruddy children; every Sunday went to a cheerful-looking church, planted in a grove.
However, the error has not been corrected in the book (though the 2001 UK edition makes no mention of Blithe's death) and has been perpetuated in the DVD editions of the mini-series.
In a similar feeling of delicacy, we were always blithe and light-hearted with the licence clients.
In the book, author Stephen Ambrose reported those errors as fact, and stated that Blithe had died in Philadelphia in 1948.
Master Sergeant Albert Blithe (June 25, 1923 – December 17, 1967) was a career soldier who had been a Private First Class with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
Of cooks and cook-maids there were over fifty, all clean, brisk, and blithe.
The Blu-ray version has an interactive guide called "In the field with the men of Easy Company", stating correctly that Blithe died in 1967, but Episode 3 still contains the error.

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