Video: Robbed of Reason

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we are launching our latest video, Robbed of Reason.

When 96,000 Chinese volunteered to work for the British army on the First World War’s Western Front they almost certainly had no idea what they had let themselves in for.

The Chinese Labour Corps  were all but forgotten after the war, despite two thousand of their number dying whilst in service. But this is only part of the tragedy. One eyewitness cites thousands suffering from mental health issues, whilst we know that hundreds were diagnosed with incurable insanity.

Robbed of Reason is dedicated to those men, and indeed to all those of the Great War who suffered mental health problems.  We Remember them.



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