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Shell shock : traumatic neurosis and the British soldiers of the First World War

Author: Peter Leese; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, ©2002.
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To the British soldiers of the Great War who heard about it, 'shell shock' was uncanny, amusing and sad. To those who experienced it, the condition was shameful, unjustly stigmatized and life-changing. The first full-length study of the British 'shell shocked' soldiers of the Great War combines social and medical history to investigate the experience of psychological casualties on the Western Front, in hospitals,  Read more...
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History
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Leese, Peter.
Shell shock.
New York : Palgrave, ©2002
(DLC) 2002022412
(OCoLC)49260652
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Leese; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230287921 0230287921
OCLC Number: 681926292
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 229 pages)
Contents: Shocking Modernity: Hysteria, Technology and Warfare --
Casualties: On the Western Front --
Enlistment: Army Policy, Politics and the Press --
Treatment: On the Home Front --
Patients: The Other Ranks --
Patients: The Officer Ranks --
Demobilization: On Returning Home --
Veterans: War Neurotic Ex-Servicemen --
Recall: The Great War in the Twentieth Century.
Responsibility: Peter Leese.
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This study of the British "shell shocked" soldiers of the Great War combines social and medical history to investigate the experience of psychological casualties on the Western Front, in hospitals,  Read more...

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