Now that the official announcement has been made I feel comfortable releasing a few pictures of this miniature.
I was pleased to be asked to produce a miniature to support Holybush House, The ex-serives mental welfare society. Seeing as it fitted in with what I'm doing at the moment I was asked to produce a miniature for the world war one era. Of course back then there was no such term as combat stress, the common term being shell shock. Diagnosis was by no means frequent and the condition was somewhat brushed under the table, many sufferers being sent back to the front with little or no support. It is well known these days that many sufferers were unable to cope with the relentless pressures of the conflict and the reaction of their peers and superiors would be seen today as ruthless and unconcionable. Today the recognition and support available for those suffering is far greater than that available to the fighting man of 90 years ago but there is always more we can do.
As well as a fundraising piece to aid the assistance of current sufferers I chose to make the WW1 model a memorial to those who's condition was unregognised and whose actions called into question. I hope I've managed to pull it off.
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