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World War 1: Trauma and Memory - Bibliography

Updated Wednesday, 19th November 2014

The course may have finished but you can keep on learning about this fascinating subject with our bibliography.

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We covered a lot of ground in this course, and there’s a limit to how much detail can be included in the two hours allotted to each week. If you’re interested in reading more about the themes touched on during the course, you might want to consult some of the secondary sources listed below.

  • Acton, Carol. Grief in Wartime: Private Pain, Public Discourse (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
  • Babington, Anthony. Shell-Shock: A History of the Changing Attitudes to War Neurosis (London: Leo Cooper, 1997)
  • Gerhard Hirschfeld, Gerd Krumeich and Irina Renz (eds), Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War, Volume 2 (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • Horne, Jon and Kramer, Alan. German Atrocities 1914: A History of Denial (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001)
  • Jones, Edgar and Wessely, Simon. Shell Shock to PTSD: Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf War (Hove: Psychology, 2005)
  • Kramer, Alan. Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing During the First World War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Leese, Peter.  Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002)
  • Reid, Fiona. Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain: 1914 – 1930 (London: Hambledon, 2010)
  • Shephard, Ben. A War of Nerves (London:  Jonathan Cape, 2000)
  • Siebrecht, Claudia. The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women’s Art of the First World War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Todman, Dan. The Great War: Myth and Memory (London: Hambledon, 2005)
  • Winter, Jay and Robert, Jean-Louis (eds). Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914 – 1919 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
  • Winter, Jay (ed.) The Cambridge History of the First World War, Volume 3 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)



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