Book announcement – Le silence mutilé

Silence mutilé - Cover 1

The blurb reads:

In the book *Le silence mutilé* (“Mutilated silence”), Pieter Verstraete and Christine Van Everbroeck explore the impact of the First World War on both the minds and the bodies of Belgian soldiers. Through as yet unexploited archives, personal documents and historic research, they reconstruct the various initiatives implemented to re-integrate these maimed soldiers both in the army and in society, during and immediately after the First World War. The result is a moving and demystifying take, in which the Great War is approached from an innovative point of view.


Pieter Verstraete et Christine Van Everbroeck, Le silence mutilé. Les soldats invalides belges de la Grande Guerre, Presses Universitaires de Namur, Namur, 2014.

Pieter Verstraete is assistant professor in History of Education at the Laboratory for Education, Culture and Society at the KU Leuven.

Christine Van Everbroeck, PhD in History, is managing director at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History (Brussels).


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