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A very different look at war psychology,
This review is from: An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-face Killing in Twentieth-century Warfare (Paperback)
This is absolutely necessary if you are interested in how soliers react to the act of killing.
The thesis that war is NOT a universally unpleasant experience for its participants is refreshing and overdue. This book explores the wide range of emotions that men at war have, mainly by presenting their letters home and personl diaries.
The exploration of the roles of psychologists, religion, chaplains, morality and media on the emotions of soldiers is also valuable and extremely interesting, although incomplete in places.
Primary source material is used extensively. This is definitely worth a read.