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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 – 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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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.…


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…


ONLINE Zoom meeting - The role of St Ebba's Hospital, Ewell in the treatment of shell shock by Martin Sitwell

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ONLINE Zoom meeting - The role of St Ebba's Hospital, Ewell in the treatment of shell shock by Martin Sitwell   During World War One the British Army dealt with 80,000 cases of war neuroses, a collective term used to denote the complex of nervous and mental disorders suffered by soldiers exposed to the extreme stress of modern warfare.  The soldier…


‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon.

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‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon. In 1981 nearly 6,000 bodies were exhumed from the cemetery of Cane Hill Hospital, formerly the 3rd Surrey County Lunatic Asylum. They were cremated and their ashes scattered at Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery. In 2009 a considerable correspondence …