[PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War I veterans?

Beers, Carol Carol.Beers at tularecountylibrary.org
Thu Oct 6 09:20:21 PDT 2016


You might try libraries who have done oral histories of WWI veterans or contact organization who did and are doing Honor Flights.

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From: Project-wombat <project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org> on behalf of Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com>
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Subject: [PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War I veterans?

W*mb*ts:

I am doing research on behalf of a friend who's writing a novel partly set
in the US in the years immediately after WWI.

She wants some accounts of the psychological experiences of American
veterans in the postwar years

I told her to read Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" for a portrayal of the
alienation experienced by many former doughboys.

I've also been looking online and searching catalogs for any letters,
diaries or memoirs of members of the AEF. I have also been looking through
histories of the 1920s. No luck.

I realize given the time period many men would be reticent about any kind
of trauma they were experiencing, so this could well be something difficult
to find.

I would appreciate any help any of you can provide.

Thanks in advance,

Kevin
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