Breakdown: The Crisis of Shell Shock on The Somme, 1916

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By Taylor Downing

Paralysis, stuttering, temporary deafness. Odd symptoms started sweeping the Western front, causing soldiers to loss the will to fight and entire battalions to be withdrawn. In this revelatory book, Downing follows units through their experience at the Somme, reassessing and creating an appalling estimate of how many were taken out of action due to “shell shock.”


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