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.
This book chronicles the experiences of my mother’s brother, Captain Benjamin Chipchase Clayton MC, in the Great War. Ben Clayton was an art teacher from County Durham. He left 40 “Sketches from the Front”, drawn and dated during his 18 months in the Line. The Colonel of his battalion kept a diary, edited and published in 1964 as “General Jack’s Diary”.