Frances reflects on several case studies of men who returned after the war but were very different from the men who had gone to war.
Lieutenant Norman Kelley, who became an alcoholic, is one of her ten principal subjects. His story is compared with those of Captain Robert Gee, VC, and Corporal Charles Bull, both of whom in the judgement of their families were severely affected by the war, while never being officially listed as war casualties. These cases are contrasted with some present-day case studies from Combat Stress.
Please note that this talk is a change from the event listed in the Surrey Branch Programme Flyer for 2019. The talk by Dr Emily Mayhew has had to be postponed.
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door. This includes tea, coffee and biscuits at the break (before the Q&A session with the speaker). There is a book raffle and books about the Great War are usually available for sale.
New visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.
The meeting starts at 7.45pm. Doors open at 7:15pm. Come early to browse the books for sale and to chat about the Great War with other attendees.
Our normal bookseller, Simon McArthur, can't make this evening so if you have any military books for sale please bring them along.
The photo shows Captain Robert Gee VC, MC - Wikipedia