Book Launch: Broken Men

Event Date April 16, 2010 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location – Ty Crawshay (A122)

Fiona Reid’s Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914–1930 (London: Continuum, 2010) will be launched at a wine reception and buffet lunch in Ty Crawshay (A122) at 12.30 on Friday 16th April. Copies of the book will be available at a discount.

All welcome: rsvp to Jane Finucane (

“This is a deeply stimulating and, in many respects, arresting book.
Based on original research, it breaks new ground in getting us to see
how entangled are our ideas and beliefs about shell shock with the
meanings we have ascribed to the First World War. If we are to
reconsider shell shock, we shall also have to reconsider the First
World War. This book will be an invaluable aid in that process.”

Peter Barham, author of Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War

More on Broken Men here.

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