War: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among the troops

Trevor RoyleTrevor Royle is an author and broadcaster specialising in the history of war and empire with over 30 books to his credit. Recent publications are Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War (Birlinn); Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, England, Ireland and Scotland, 1638-1660 (Little Brown) and a study of General George S Patton as a military commander. Other books include Winds of Change: The End of Empire in Africa (John Murray); Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856 (Little Brown) and a highly praised biography of the controversial Chindit leader Orde Wingate, Irregular Soldier (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). His latest book (2009) is The Road to Bosworth Field (Little Brown), a new study of the Wars of the Roses putting the period in its wider British and European context. He has just finished a series of concise histories of the pre-1968 Scottish infantry regiments as well as a new study of Field Marshal Montgomery for a US series edited by General Wesley Clark.

He is a columnist for the Sunday Herald, writing on international affairs and defence-related topics, and has recently been elected an Honorary Fellow in the School of History at the University of Edinburgh. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy, he is also a Trustee of Combat Stress, the Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society.

He was born in India in 1945 and lives in Scotland, with homes in Edinburgh and the Angus glens.

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