Shell-Shock – Aero-Neurosis

Shell-Shock – Aero-Neurosis

The term shell-shock was given medical credibility by C.S. Meyers in a Lancet paper published in February 1915. Eventually, military readership conceded that it was psychological in origin after much debate on the subject. Aviators were not spared the horror of this...
Signing of Treaty of Versailles

Signing of Treaty of Versailles

If you have not read “Dark Treaty” yet, you might wonder if the title relates to the Treaty of Versailles. Well, you will have to read the book to find out. However, as the story is set in 1919/1920, it will come as no surprize that this infamous treaty creates the...
Spanish Flu

Spanish Flu

In “Dark Treaty,” Louisa, one of Tom Munro’s love interests was a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse in 1918 at the St. John Ambulance Brigade hospital in Étaples, France. This was a Base Hospital receiving casualties from the Casualty Clearing Stations. At this...
Bristol F2B Fighter/Bristol Tourer

Bristol F2B Fighter/Bristol Tourer

Designed by Captain Frank Barwell in 1916 and manufactured by the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd at Filton, the Bristol F2A Fighter entered service with the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. Early operations with 48 Squadron were less than successful as the...

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