New work on Shellshock in Britain and Belgium

January 15, 2015

USW historian Fiona Reid and Christine Van Everbroeck (Director of the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces in Brussels) have just published ‘Shell Shock and the Kloppe: war neuroses amongst British and Belgian troops during and after the First World War’ in Medicine Conflict and Survival, 30/4 (December 2014).

'Kloppe’, Fiona explains, 'is the Flemish colloquial term for ‘extreme fear’ and shell-shocked soldiers were described as suffering from the kloppe.

Fiona Reid is the author of Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914-1930 (2011).

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