Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins

Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins

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This short, diary-style novel, by a British army veteran chronicles the difficulties faced by Tommy, a 23-year-old squaddie, as he desperately tries to conquer post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a€“ shell shock. His over-emotional responses to the stresses of everyday life a€“ post-office queues, a trip to Ikea, and his relationship with his family and girlfriend a€“ eventually lead to alienation and suicidal urges. Told in the vernacular, with humour and personal understanding, the story highlights the work of the Charity Combat Stress in rehabilitating returning troops.Therea#39;s three of us on the team but I only see them at the start or end of the shift a#39; cos there is only one of us on by day or ... the money markets was good, I never knew thatif you splitup all the money floating about on the stock market then everyanbsp;...

Title:Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins
Author:Neil Blower
Publisher:Andrews UK Limited - 2011-10-04


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