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

Beth Twomey beth.twomey at ndsu.edu
Thu Oct 6 09:26:55 PDT 2016


Take a look at the Veteran's History Project (a Library of Congress project) : https://www.loc.gov/vets/

There are plenty of accounts by WWI soldiers/air force etc... in it.

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From: Project-wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org] On Behalf Of Kevin O'Kelly
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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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