Combat Stress, the UK’s leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health, worked with author Tim Lynch and Elliott & Thompson to publish Courage Under Fire, an intense and dramatic exploration of what life on the frontline is like for soldiers of all ranks.
Combat Stress looks after men and women who are suffering from a range of psychological injuries related to their Service career. These include depression, anxiety and phobic disorders, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Filled with voices of veterans from conflicts from World War II to the Korean War, the Falklands, the Gulf wars and other front-line situations, Courage Under Fire traces the journey of a soldier from enlistment, through training, arrival on the battlefield, facing enemy fire, the end of service and life after the military. In telling these stories, the book also speaks of the bravery of soldiers who have fought their own private battles after leaving the armed forces, seeking help for the debilitating effects of PTSD, an illness that is on the increase.