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Cases of shell shock peaked between July and November 1916, with huge numbers of British soldiers exhibiting mysterious symptoms such as temporary blindness, paralysis, shaking and stuttering. This study explores the phenomenon by following units of the Pals battalions from their recruitment up to the traumatic horrors of the Somme, which left thousands unable to fight. Offering a stark reassessment of official statistics, it highlights the army’s brutal response to the epidemic – which was considered a form of contagious hysteria.

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The Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme, 1916

Hardback414pp Illustrated240x160mm

9781408706619     Product Code: 502597

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Cases of shell shock peaked between July and November 1916, with huge numbers of British soldiers exhibiting mysterious symptoms such as temporary blindness, paralysis, shaking and stuttering. This study explores the phenomenon by following units of the Pals battalions from their recruitment up to the traumatic horrors of the Somme, which left thousands unable to fight. Offering a stark reassessment of official statistics, it highlights the army’s brutal response to the epidemic – which was considered a form of contagious hysteria.

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