Dougie's War

Dougie's War

by Rodge Glass


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Dougie’s War is a graphic novel by acclaimed novelist and biographer Rodge Glass and artist Dave Turbitt about the legacy of the war in the Middle East and the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome on returning veterans. A fictional story, but based on meticulously researched real life experiences of Scottish veterans, Dougie’s War shows that the fight doesn’t end when men and women leave military service.  Dougie Campbell is a Scottish soldier, a veteran of Afghanistan returning home to the south side of Glasgow. He has just left the British Army but cannot forget his experiences of combat. A battle rages inside him as he struggles to adjust to civilian life, trying to live with his memories and understand his need for recognition. As the pressure builds, those closest to Dougie try to intervene to help but fail to anticipate the shocking path he has chosen.  Dougie’s War is inspired by the classic and highly influential 80s World War I comic strip Charley’s War, the first to explore the reality of war and what was then called shell shock. Key extracts from Charley’s War are included here, together with moving interviews with veterans of conflicts in the Falklands, former Yugoslavia, the first Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780954402488
Publisher: Freight Books
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rodge Glass is a novelist and the author of the biography Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography, which won a Somerset Maugham Award. Dave Turbitt has worked in television, on the UK's longest running and most popular sci-fi series, animation, and graphic design, and has been a sometime comics creator and fan since his teens.

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