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Shell Shock

The psychiatric cost of WW1; Hungary's 1956 uprising, how France was rocked by the abduction of Mehdi Ben Barka, the history of Marvel Comics and London's Big Bang

World War One veterans describe Shell Shock and Prof. Edgar Jones of Kings College on the psychiatric cost of war; plus Hungary's 1956 uprising, how French intelligence was rocked by the abduction of activist Mehdi Ben Barka, the history of Marvel Comics and London's Big Bang.
Photo: French troops shelter during bombardment, 1918. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

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