Broken Men Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914-1930
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Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
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 More...
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