This multi-generational story ultimately focuses on Clem, son of a returned soldier
and a book keeper, living on an estate in Norfolk just after WWII.
This beginning sets the tone for the whole collection, and we are shown, in graphic and strong imagery just what might disturb a returned soldier
's dreams: a woman 'giving birth in the middle of war'; Salim, the driver, 'with bullets lodged in his head and chest', and standing guard over a wounded, morphined bomber, wiping 'salt from his lips with a wet rag' as 'he palms the invisible above him like a conductor'.
an attempt was being made by a certain section of the unionists on the wharves to use the returned soldier
as a 'tool' to get rid of the 'loyalists' ...
As a mother of a recently returned soldier
from Afghanistan, I can sympathise with his family.
spent so much time and printers' ink and so many words on the returned soldier
. ...met him as he left the ship and the train with select news items.
After dinner and during a break from dancing, Cambusbarron schoolmaster Mr Grierson handed over, on behalf of Mrs Buntine, a war certificate to each of the returned soldiers
. A silverspoon was also presented to each of their mothers and pipe to their fathers.
After the War: Returned Soldiers
and the Mental and Physical Scars of World War I
Thousands of Indigenous diggers served our nation and the Empire overseas, largely on equal terms and equal pay, but were treated appallingly after the wars with few receiving the same entitlements and recognition as other returned soldiers
, Mr Furner said.
Whole chapters are devoted to the film treatment of veterans of WWII and Vietnam, as well as recently returned soldiers
. Early also steps back to look at the struggles of Odysseus, along with some myths and fairy tales.
and civilians who served with the Head Quarters for Task Force Helmand (HQ TFH) were presented their Operational Service Medals by former special forces commander, Lieutenant General Sir Cedric Delves, in a break from the parade ground norm.
At the Conservationist booth at this year's State Fair, two recently returned soldiers
from the Gulf War were talking to staff about the magazine.
The story of these and other ex-servicemen's attempts at life on the land in the years during and after World War I forms part of our untold history, and reveals the struggles returned soldiers
had to re-establish themselves in civilian life in the aftermath of the war.