Men

by Jessica Meyer In a Twitter discussion sparked by the BBC’s screening of Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ in November, Greg Jenner quoted the statistic that nearly 90% of British servicemen returned home and that half of these were injured. The first statistic didn’t worry me. 88% is...

Posted by Jessica Meyer In her post last week on Active History, Brittany Dunn noted that, in their approach to the Canadian Board of Pension Commissioners, ‘ex-officers typically wanted to avoid dependence on the state, feeling it compromised their status as self-sufficient providers.’  The records of the Ministry of Pensions...

Posted by Jessica Meyer I have been writing about Arnold Loosemore, V.C., on and off for the past six months.  I first encountered his story at a community event at Birley School, Sheffield where I had been contributing some workshops on post-war disability and men’s return from the war as...