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Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien in WWI

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  • Wayne G. Hammond
    ... life ... called ... There s no evidence of any form that Tolkien suffered from shell shock , and his army medical records (at the Public Record Office)
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 25, 2003
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      Anne wrote:

      >This is not to contradict you, as I'm not sure of the facts of Tolkien's
      life
      >as many others are. I do think, that "shell shock" and "trench fever," while
      >quite different problems, are not incompatible. Tolkien could have suffered
      >from both.
      >
      >IIRC, "shell shock" was simply the World War 1 name of what in WW2 was
      called
      >"combat fatigue" and today is called "post traumatic stress syndrome."
      >Whether Tolkien actually suffered from this, I leave to those more versed in
      >the details of his life.

      There's no evidence of any form that Tolkien suffered from "shell shock",
      and his army medical records (at the Public Record Office) indicate only
      trench fever. His son Michael, however, in WWII was invalided out of the
      army with shell shock.

      Wayne Hammond
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