Tag: consequences of WW1

History Medicine World War One

How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 3

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   In 1945 and 1946, 3 million service personnel were de-mobbed, and 16 million workers changed jobs in a comprehensive reorganisation of the civilian workforce.  The new government under Prime Minister Clement Attlee, himself a Great […]

History World War One

How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 2

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   Inequality was also reflected in the general health of the country as a whole. Every year, thousands living in overcrowded housing with poor or no sanitation, died of infectious diseases including pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria and […]

History World War One

How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 1

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   Factors impacting on an ability to cope following horrendous war experiences are varied and incredibly complex.  But to explore just one in isolation: What effect might peacetime social and economic conditions, and the perceived attitude […]

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7 WW1 Books Written by the Lost Generation

The First World War was a conflict that lasted from 1914-1918.  It had a deep physiological impact on those who lived through it.  This gave rise to the term “Lost Generation,” popularized by author Gertrude Stein.  The Lost Generation is defined as “ the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately […]

History United States World War One

World War I Led to Prohibition

The global impact of the Great War reverberated throughout world history. In the United States, the outbreak of the war brought about a significant event impacting every citizen. The conflict didn’t just influence how the United States recognized its place internationally, but how it behaved socially. It was in this wartime environment that the 18th […]

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World War One Casualty Rates

Author’s note: World War One casualty rates often vary from source to source. Those wounded or taken prison are grouped together under “casualty. ”Those who died of wounds or disease are group together under “killed.” Not all participants are listed. British Empire: 8.9 million mobilized; 908,371 killed; 2.1 million casualties Germany: 11 million mobilized; 1.7 million […]

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The Sinking of the Lusitania

The Lusitania is perhaps the most famous ocean liner to be sunk during World War One. At the start of the war, the liner was less than a decade old. Built by Cunard, the vessel, for a time, was the world’s largest ship. It also won the coveted Blue Riband award for crossing the Atlantic […]

History Medicine World War One

The Soldier’s Disease: Morphine Addiction

When it came to pain relief during World War One, the medication of choice was morphine. It was reserved for the most severe injuries as its addictive properties were already well known.  So much so that morphine addiction was referred to by the euphemism “soldier’s disease” as far back as the American Civil War. Morphine […]

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