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Finally, a #WW1 medical card completed in an English hospital. This is what the doctor wrote about the 27 year old Royal Artillery Driver: “Broke down under the strain of war. Became emotional and lacking in confidence. Left hospital at his own request. Was very emotional and childish. Didn’t want to come to hospital and wept and cried about being kept away from home. Went away in spite of all advice and contrary to the advice of his medical officers.” The date of this sad and unsatisfactory consultation was June 15 1920. #GreatWar #FirstWorldWar #shellshock
H M Hulme
Writer of literary historical fiction set in the First World War. Revising my first book, writing the next, seeking representation. Rather chuffed to be long-listed for Historical Writers Association Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition 2019. Mountaineer, gardener, traveller, reader. Africa, modern history, coffee, roses, and unrealistic romance. NHS midwife in a former life.