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One reason that “post-traumatic stress disorder” (or, as an earlier generation had it, “combat fatigue”) didn’t become a major topic of discussion after the psychologically devastating struggles of World War II is that John Huston’s film about the subject, Let There Be Light, was long suppressed by the U.S. military. These days, it’s hard to see why: Huston’s hour-long documentary captures shellshocked ex-soldiers in a vulnerable state, but its treatment is dignified and empathetic. At noon today at the National Archives Theater, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW; At noon on Wednesday at the National Archives Auditorium, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park. FREE. (202) 501-5000. (MJ)