Shell Shock in WWI – a guest post at English Historical Fiction Authors

Source: Wikimedia
Source: Wikimedia

Now working on my third novel set during WWI, I’ve had plenty of time to consider the horrific conditions and consequences for those who served. With trenches that were hellholes, deafening, bone-shaking noise, inadequate equipment, gas attacks, and the prospect of death from shelling at any moment, it’s hardly surprising so many soldiers suffered from shell shock. Given this year’s centennial commemorations for World War One, it seems fitting to explore the topic.

English Historical Fiction Authors is hosting my post on WWI shell shock today. Here’s the link.

Many thanks to Debra Brown, author of The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, for her hospitality.


3 thoughts on “Shell Shock in WWI – a guest post at English Historical Fiction Authors”

  1. Excellent post, Mary. I’ve saved it as a resource for my WIP.

    I just finished reading Lies Told In Silence. Well done. I’m letting the experience settle for a while before writing a review. Would love to talk with you in real time at some point about your approach to writing it.

    Hope your writing is going well. I expect you’re enjoying the Florida warmth. Winter arrived early here in Iowa. Really cold.


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