Broken Men : Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914-1930 (Paperback) - Reid, Fiona

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A genuinely new insight into the lives of shell-shocked soldiers both during and after the Great War.

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Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Mfg Part# 9781441148858
SKU 219435926
Format Paperback
ISBN10 144114885X
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Shell shock achieved a very high political profile in the years 1919-1922. Publications ranging from John Bull to the Morning Post insisted that shell-shocked men should be treated with respect, and the Minister for Health announced that the government was committed to protecting shell-shocked men from the stigma of lunacy. Yet at the same time, many mentally-wounded veterans were struggling with a pension system which was failing to give them security. It is this conflict between the political rhetoric and the lived experience of many wounded veterans that explains why the government was unable to dispel the negative wartime assessment of official shell-shock treatment. There was also a real conflict between the government's wish to forget shell shock whilst memorialising the war and remembering the war dead. As a result of these contradictions, shell shock was not forgotten, on the contrary, the shell-shocked soldier quickly grew to symbolise the confusions and inconsistencies of the Great War.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0214
Publisher Continuum
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