Category Archives: PTSD

A Lasting Impression

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/06/world/feat-wwi-graffiti-found/ From earliest times man has sought to leave his/her mark on the eternal world. For many this has taken the route of children, achievements, success, monuments. But for others, men and women of more modest circumstances this has taken … Continue reading

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There can be only One

The unkillable soldier http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30685433 The image that comes to most people’s mind when they imagine veterans, is that of venerable old men (and increasingly women), sitting with their medals showing, usually in a quiet room. Generally they are alone… The … Continue reading

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Olympian and POW Zamperini dies

Olympian and POW Zamperini dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28149957

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Jim Gant: the ‘Lawrence of Afghanistan’

A thought provoking piece on COIN theory and the lengths you sometimes have to go to. One cannot help but be struck by the parallels which exist between the case of Jim Gant and that of the insurgent supporter TE … Continue reading

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Bowe Bergdahl: What does a returning POW need?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27805816

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The not so silent Killer…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27365003   PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is affecting more British veterans than ever before. A British charity says that it’s treating over 4,500 veterans, the greatest number ever presenting with symptoms consistent with the affliction, the greatest number in … Continue reading

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