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No one knew how to treat soldier suddering from shell shock in the First World War, so doctors tried everything including shaming, blaming, and electric shocks.
Text by Canada’s History
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
A Second World War-era photo illustrates Canada’s determination to defeat Nazis.
A hundred and fifty years ago, Canadians were terrorized by the threat posed by Irish insurgents who were massing large armies just across the border.
Canada’s armed forces were about to be rolled into one — same training, same ranks, and same (gasp!) uniforms. For the proud leaders of the Royal Canadian Navy, this could only mean war.
Flying Officer Frank Rowan was presumed dead in 1945. Germany's surrender gave him a second chance at life.