Laurier Military Speaker Series, 2018
Mark Humphries, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dec. 5, 7:00pm at the LCMSDS
“The Legacy of the First World War”
More than 16,000 Canadian soldiers suffered from shell shock during the Great War of 1914 to 1918. How did other soldiers relate to their suffering comrades? Did large numbers of shell shock cases affect the outcome of important battles? Was frontline psychiatric treatment as effective as many experts claimed after the war? On December 5th, Mark Humphries will answer these important question with the launch of his new book, A Weary Road.
A book sale and signing will follow. Dr. Mark Humphries is the Director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and the Dunkley Chair in War and the Canadian Experience at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has published five books and more than a dozen articles on the medical, social and operational history of the Great War. His new book A Weary Road: Shell Shock in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1918 will be released with the University of Toronto Press in late 2018.