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Shell Shocked Britain




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We know that millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but what happened after they returned home? **Suzie Grogan reveals the First World War's disturbing legacy for soldiers and their families.

How did a nation of broken men, and 'spare' women cope? **In 1922 the British Parliament published a report into the situation of thousands of 'service patients', or mentally ill ex-soldiers still in hospital.

What happened to these men? Were they cured? What treatments were on offer? And what was the reception from their families and society? **Drawing on a huge mass of original sources, Suzie Grogan answers all those questions, combining individual case studies with a narrative on wider events.

Unpublished material from the archives shows the true extent of the trauma experienced by the survivors.

This is a fresh perspective on the history of the post-war period, and the plight of a traumatised nation.



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