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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
In August 2011, the Korean Veterans Association of Canada held their final national meeting. Although nicknamed “the Forgotten War,” a special initiative is underway to ensure the stories and legacies of the Korean War are remembered for generations to come.
A Second World War-era photo illustrates Canada’s determination to defeat Nazis.
Canadian War Museum historian John Maker answers questions about the invasion that liberated Europe during the Second World War.
Canadians rejoiced as Allies defeated Hitler and his Nazis, but for POWs, the end to the war was still a march away.