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Simon Wessely

Shell Shock or Cowardice? The Life and Death of Private Harry Farr

Hay Festival 2014 , 

The psychiatrist was an expert in the Judicial Review of whether to issue a blanket pardon to all those (300) executed for military offences during WWI. The review focused on Harry Farr. What happened? What was the historical context? What’s changed?Chaired by the writer and medical ethicist Raymond Tallis.