Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War (Paperback)

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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, and through their postwar lives. It also investigates the condition's origin and consequences within British culture.

About the Author


PETER LEESE is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781137453372
ISBN-10: 1137453370
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: July 12th, 2002
Pages: 229
Language: English