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'They Called it Shell Shock: Combat Stress in the First World War' by Stefanie Linden

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Helion, £25.00 (£22.00 direct from publishers) Hardback, 269pp, heavily illustrated, bibliog, indices. ISBN: 978–191–109–635–1 Dr Stefanie Linden Review by David Filsell I own a number of works on shell shock written between 1918 and 1945 by members of the medical profession, as well as more recent overviews of the topic, yet, as far as I am a…


'Shell Shock Phycological Trauma' with speaker Stefanie Linden

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Stefanie Linden will be giving a presentation on shell shock.  A review of Stefanie Linden's book which first appeared in the WFA magazine Stand To! is available > HERE. Stefanie Linden was interviewed by Tom Thorpe for the WFA Podcast series 'Mentioned in Dispatches' Episode 34. Listen to Stefanie Linden talking about here book > HERE.  R…


Shell Shock – The Crisis

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By Taylor Downing Little Brown, 2016, £25.00, 399pp, 18 ills, 4 appendices, bibliog., 2 maps. ISBN: 9–781–408–706–619 Review by David Filsell Once, when asked what really interests the House of Commons, a MP is reputed to have said, ‘Buggery and badgers’. A wild simplification, yet, if one was to ask a similar question of a member of the genera…


078: January 2007

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Fear and Courage in Trench Warfare

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Dr Peter Hodgkinson returns to the Durham branch to discuss the psychological effects of trench warfare.   All are welcome. 


Shell Shocked Britain The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health

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  Suzie Grogan Pen and Sword History £19.99 First published 2014 168pp 8pp photographs   Suzie Grogan’s interest in ‘shell shock’ was inspired by a tragic incident in 1922 involving one of her ancestors, Alfred Hardiman. The event was hushed up by the family, and only re-awakened when Suzie discovered the story in The Times archive in 2005.…


Shell Shock by Suzie Grogan

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Shell Shock by Suzie Grogan.  80,000 men were diagnosed with shell shock during the Great War but this is a severe under estimate.   This talk looks at direct effect of shell shock on the troops and some of the treatments used to cure it.  WFA members and non members alike are equally welcome, we ask for a modest £4 donation on the door to defray c…


They called it Shell Shock: Combat Stress in the First World Wa

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On its hardback debut, a review in Stand To! noted that Stephanie Linden’s They called it Shell Shock: Combat Stress in the First World War, (Helion, £21.95, pb), was the first ‘modern’ book on the subject by a psychiatrist. The term ‘shell shock’ and the treatment of war neuroses created a maelstrom of medical opinion, diagnoses, mental and physic…