Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health with Suzie Grogan

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29/10/2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Waterstones

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Suzie Grogan

Suzie Grogan

The Leeds Big Bookend and Waterstones Leeds present Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health with Suzie Grogan

We know that millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but how new was what we now know as ‘shell shock’? What treatments were on offer? And what happened after the men came home? Suzie Grogan reveals the Great War’s legacy for soldiers, their families, the communities they lived in and the nation as a whole.

Drawing on original resources, personal stories are combined with a wider narrative and neglected areas are detailed; the rise of spiritualism, the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak and the air raids on the Home Front.  Suzie looks at the true extent of the trauma experienced by the survivors and why the conflict still resonates into the 21st century.

The evening will consist of a talk, question and answer session and signing opportunity.

This is a free event. Please book your place by registering in advance at Waterstones Leeds or book on Eventbrite, here.

 

Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health is published by Pen & Sword.

 

Shell Shocked Britain by Suzie Grogan

Shell Shocked Britain by Suzie Grogan