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Author Barrett, Michèle.

Title Casualty figures : how five men survived the First World War / Michèle Barrett
Published London : Verso, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  940.31 Bar/Cfh  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 174 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction -- Lieutenant John Willis Brown -- Captain Douglas Darling -- Bombardier Ronald Skirth -- Air Vice-Marshal Sir William Tyrrell -- Captain Lawrence Gameson
Summary "This book is not about the millions who died in the First World War; it is about the countless thousands of men who lived as long-term casualties -not of shrapnel and gas, but of the bleak trauma of the slaughter they excaped. In this powerful new book, the author uncovers the lives of five ordinary men who endured the "war to end all wars," and how they dealt with its horrors, both at the front and after the war's end. Through their stories, the author sheds new light on the nature of the psychological damage of war, which for the first time became both widely acknowledged and profoundly controversial through the term "shell shock." Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, the book is a moving and original account of the psychological havoc caused by war." -- BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Brown, Willis, 1897-1962
Darling, Douglas, 1887-1925
Gameson, Lawrence
Skirth, Ronald.
Tyrrell, William, Sir, 1898-
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Casualties.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
LC no. 2008295972
ISBN 1844672301 (hbk.)
9781844672301 (hbk.)
Other Titles Casualty figures : how 5 men survived the First World War