The lonely soldier and the moral scars of war | James Jeffrey

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan find little ethical defence in the ‘just war’. Each of us struggles to make peace with our actions In trying to understand the ongoing suicide epidemic among soldiers and veterans a third factor in addition to physical injuries and PTSD is now being discussed: the moral injuries they bring back

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The lonely soldier and the moral scars of war | James Jeffrey

I survived the bombing of Dresden and continue to believe it was a war crime | Victor Gregg

As a prisoner of war held in Dresden, I still suffer the memories of those terrible events and my anger refuses to subside I wasn’t new to murder and bloodletting. I had enlisted two years prior to the outbreak of the second world war and by the time I was 21 I had taken part in one major battle and various smaller ones. I had been in fights where the ground in front of me was littered with the remains of young men who had once been full of the joy of living, laughing and joking with their mates

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I survived the bombing of Dresden and continue to believe it was a war crime | Victor Gregg