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No one knew how to treat soldier suffering from shell shock in the First World War, so doctors tried everything including shaming, blaming, and electric shocks.
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In November 2002, a disturbing incident showed that the stigma against soldiers with shell shock has not gone away. Read Mark Reid's article: Off the Rails (includes link to the 2003 Morin report).
You can read the June 2003 Report of the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence: Occupational Stress Injuries: The Need for Understanding
Canadian troops were itching for a fight; they got their wish in the most ill-conceived assault of WWII.
In 2011, on the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, we revisited the terrible fate of the Canadians who were sent to protect the British colony.
Flying Officer Frank Rowan was presumed dead in 1945. Germany's surrender gave him a second chance at life.
Watch a video with Canadian veterans speaking about their experience of liberating Holland from Nazi occupation in 1945.