Shell-Shocked Britain: Understanding the lasting trauma of the First World War

Millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but how new was what we now know as ‘shell shock’? What treatments were on offer? And what happened after the men came home?

Writer and researcher Suzie Grogan reveals the First World War’s legacy for soldiers and looks at the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak, air raids on the Home Front, the trauma experienced by the survivors, and why the conflict still resonates into the 21st century.

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PICTURES: When the Radio 1 Roadshows came to Bournemouth in the 80s and 90s

Radio 1’s Big Weekend is just a few days away. But long before the popular event many know and love today, there was the Radio 1 Radioshow.

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Are you in class photo from 1981?

Jonathan Rodriguez who attended St Edward’s Roman Catholic School in Poole is trying to trace former pupils of class 1981 for a ‘young 50’s’ reunion on June 18.

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Mystery solved over picture of Boscombe Overcliff

Many readers contacted the Echo after seeing Paul Shee’s postcard of Boscombe Overcliff printed on April 29.

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Do you recognise girls from photo in the 60s?

Does anyone recognise these girls in this photograph taken in the 1960s?

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PICTURES: When the Festival of Britain spread cheer to Dorset

SIXTY-five years ago, the Festival of Britain was launched as a way to bolster national spirit during the long recovery from war.

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LOOKING BACK: ‘Quite a village character’! Taking pride in village life in Bockhampton

LAST week we took a wonderful trip down memory lane to Bockhampton School in the 1930s with former teacher Marjorie Pride.

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LOOKING BACK: Taking the duty of Dad’s Army seriously

MORE memories have surfaced of Weymouth Home Guard.

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LOOKING BACK: For the love of a good brew: Dorset’s rich heritage in brewing

FOR many people, there’s nothing like a good pint – especially in a beer garden on a summer’s day.

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LOOKING BACK: Acting sheepish on the morning commute

YOU don’t see this sight on the Weymouth to Dorchester road any more.

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