General Article We need to talk about suicide in the military

Topic Selected: Armed Forces Book Volume: 356
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Simon Harold Walker, University of Strathclyde

In 1916, a young British private in northern France wrote home to his parents explaining his decision to take his own life. A survivor of the early days of the Somme, considered one of the most brutal battles of World War I, Robert Andrew Purvis apologised to his family before praising his commanding officers and offering

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