Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2018

Department 1

Civil War Era Studies


During the First World War, British officers, primarily upper class, struggled to adapt to trauma within the boundaries of social expectations. Viewing the combat experience and letters of Jack Peirs during the battle of Passchendaele offers insight into how officers experienced the war, explained it to their families, and coped with trauma.


Written as a research paper for Civil War Era Studies 320.