Now light the candles; one; two; there's a moth; What silly beggars they are to blunder in And scorch their wings with glory, liquid flame— No, no, not that,—it's bad to think of war, When thoughts you've gagged all day come back to scare you; And it's been proved that soldiers don't go mad Unless … Continue reading Repression of War Experience. A poem by Siegfried Sasson.
The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has a pdf of a gripping article on Private Harry Farr, a 25 year-old British soldier shot for cowardice during World War I, despite having being treated for shell-shock. As with all other WWI soldiers executed for cowardice, Farr was pardoned earlier this year by the British Government. The article is written … Continue reading Shell Shock and Cowardice in WWI: The Story of Harry Farr.