shell shock WW1

Shell Shock – The impact on society.

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Battlefield breaking points

On 7 July 1916, Arthur Hubbard painfully set pen to paper in an attempt to explain to his mother why he was no longer in France. He had been taken from the battlefields and deposited in the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital suffering from ‘shell shock’. In his words, his breakdown was related to witnessing ‘a terrible sight that I shall never forget as long as I live’. He told his mother:

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