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By Wendy Holden | Comments: ( 436 ) | Date: ( Jul 18, 2019 )

The terrible physical effects of sending men into battle have always been self evident, but only in modern times have the psychological effects been examined Killing, watching friends die, leading soldiers to their deaths all have a profound effect on those involved in the front line of war There is a limit to what a soldier can endure before he becomes the victim of sThe terrible physical effects of sending men into battle have always been self evident, but only in modern times have the psychological effects been examined Killing, watching friends die, leading soldiers to their deaths all have a profound effect on those involved in the front line of war There is a limit to what a soldier can endure before he becomes the victim of shell shock, battle fatigue, PTSD, or whatever terminology is in vogue.In this book, linked to a Channel 4 television series, individual soldiers tell their own stories of horrors to which they have been exposed, and of events that pushed them to the brink of human endurance The author also relates the history of military psychiatry and the scientists who have to balance the demands of the army to cure soldiers and return them to battle with the demands of the soldiers themselves, struggling to understand their condition.


  • Title: Shell Shock: The Psychological Impact of the War
  • Author: Wendy Holden
  • ISBN: 9780752221991
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Wendy Holden

Wendy Holden, also known as Taylor Holden, is an experienced author and novelist with than thirty books already published, including two novels She has had numerous works transferred to radio and television.A journalist for eighteen years, ten on the Daily Telegraph of London, her first novel THE SENSE OF PAPER was published by Random House, New York, in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim Her non fiction titles have chiefly chronicled the lives of remarkable subjects The latest is BORN SURVIVORS, the incredible story of three mothers who defied death at the hands of the Nazis to give life She has also written the memoir of the only woman in the French Foreign Legion in TOMORROW TO BE BRAVE, and about the mother of a woman killed after marrying a Sudanese warlord in TILL THE SUN GROWS COLD She wrote A LOTUS GROWS IN THE MUD the memoir of actress Goldie Hawn and LADY BLUE EYES, the autobiography of Frank Sinatra s widow Barbara, all of which were New York Times and Sunday Times bestsellers.She also wrote the international bestseller TEN MINDFUL MINUTES, her second book with Goldie Hawn and the first in a series of books for parents and children She wrote KILL SWITCH, the memoir of an honourable British soldier wrongly imprisoned in Afghanistan as well as BEHIND ENEMY LINES, about a young Jewish spy who repeatedly crossed German lines Her book MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS, a biography of Dean Martin as seen through his daughter s eyes has become an enduring bestseller and she worked with Billy Connolly on JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD his TV companion travel guide to the Northwest Passage screened around the world She co wrote American male supermodel Bruce Hulse s explosive memoir, SEX, LOVE AND FASHION Other works have included CENTRAL 822, the autobiography of a pioneering policewoman at Scotland Yard which was dramatised on BBC Radio, BITING THE BULLET, charting the remarkable life of an SAS wife, and FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW, the story of a paraplegic made into a British TV drama starring Caroline Quentin Wendy was also responsible for the bestselling novelisations of the films THE FULL MONTY and WAKING NED Her first book, UNLAWFUL CARNAL KNOWLEDGE the true story of the controversial Irish abortion case was banned in Ireland SHELL SHOCK, her history of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, went with an award winning Channel 4 television documentary series She lives in Suffolk, England, with her husband and two dogs and divides her time between the UK and the US.



Comments Shell Shock: The Psychological Impact of the War

  • Mark Wardlaw

    This excellent book examines the tragic breaking experience of many in war, their minds traumatised; the often divergent response of Doctors and the Military and how the spectrum of treatment has evolved from firing squad for cowardice to rehabilitation with psychological management.


  • Stephen Palmer

    In Wendy Holden’s superb 'Shell Shock,' the history of mental conditions in the armed services is examined, starting (after a brief introduction to 19th century and earlier references) with World War 1, then going forwards.Although I read this book for research, I think I likely would have read it anyway, as it deals with psychological issues that can affect anybody – and because it opens up the near absurd world of masculinity, war, repression and sheer blind stupidity.The three chapters de [...]


  • Martin Samuels

    An interesting book, companion to the Channel 4 television series. Given the nature of the format, it covers fairly familiar ground, starting with the first mass appearance of shell shock, during the First World War, and then tracing its treatment and the reactions of the armed forces and society over the years since then. The chapters on the Second World War were of particular interest, as they brought out how extensive shell shock was in that conflict, despite the much smaller deployment of Br [...]


  • lazulisong

    good overview of shellshock and PTSD in the British armed services during the two World Wars.


  • Cimuchowski

    Dry but insightful resource for understanding the effects of conflict on the individuals involved in armed conflict.


  • Diarmaid

    Excellent book, very interesting read.


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