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Broken Men free pdf This title offers a genuinely new insight into the lives of shell-shocked soldiers both during and after the Great War. 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.

About Fiona Reid

Dr Fiona Reid is Lecturer at the University of Glamorgan. Her research areas include the social history of WWI and the remembrance and commemoration of war.

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Author : Fiona Reid
Publisher : Continuum Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 01 September 2011
ISBN : 144114885X
EAN : 9781441148858
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . This title offers a genuinely new insight into the lives of shell-shocked soldiers both during and after the Great War. Shell shock achieved a very high political profile in the years 1919-1922. Pub