Courage after the Battle covers the unseen areas, from leaving the battlefield to leaving the armed forces, how these areas struggled for acknowledgement in the early years before WW1 and how they are still struggling today: the slippery slope to Drugs, Alcohol abuse, Homelessness, PTSD as well as other mental and physical injuries affecting the family unit.
Courage after the Battle contains details of charities and organisations that can give much-needed help as well as details of the pain, frustration and suffering that service personnel go through every day. Eighty-five per cent of veterans think that, after serving their country, there is inadequate support; some feel completely forgotten, lost in the system that is Civvy Street.
Courage After The Battle provides details of help that is available, post injury and trauma, despite dogged pride and suffering in silence. It also shows how the family and spouse suffer alongside their loved ones and occasionally receive the brunt of frustration with the system. A far cry from the public’s perception, it shows what can be the reality for service personnel that the public never see.
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About Peter Jackson-Lee.
Peter was born in January 1962 and after leaving school I joined the Royal Marines (1980-1989) with operational tours with 40 Commando of the Falkland’s (1982) and Northern Ireland (1983). A further 18-month operational tour as part of a ships detachment was undertaken in 1983/4 which took Peter back down south (Falklands and South Georgia).
Over the last 15 years Peter has worked for Wirral Council with the last 10 years as the War Memorials Officer and council liaison for the local Community Covenant within what is now the local Liverpool City Regions area. This covers six local councils who meet on a regular basis with military and other charities to discuss areas on support for servicing and personnel and veterans. Peter also works with a few local military charities as their liaison to the council facilities and information.