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The Citadel

The Citadel is the name of a military academy located in Charleston, South Carolina. It was originally founded as the South Carolina Military Academy in 1845.

The school's sports teams are called the Bulldogs. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-AA, and the Southern Conference.

On January 20, 1994 Shannon Faulkner[?], by court order, became the first female student to attend The Citadel but soon dropped out.

On May 8, 1999 Nancy Mace[?] became the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel.


The Citadel is also the name of a novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937 and turned into a 1938 film. It told the story of a a young idealistic doctor who becomes seduced by the thought of easy money from wealthy clients, rather than the good works that he originally set out to do. The film stars Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison and Emlyn Williams.

The film was directed by Ian Dalrymple[?], Frank Wead[?], Elizabeth Hill[?] and Emlyn Williams, from the novel by A.J. Cronin. It was directed by King Vidor, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The book has also been adapted for television.


The Citadel was also the Vietnamese royal residence at Hué.



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