How do soldiers in wartime talk about death?
May 11, 2012 3:10 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for quantitative studies or other accounts of how often, and in what ways, soldiers in dangerous wartime situations discuss the possibility of death.
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I'm particularly interested in cases where informal prohibitions against talking about death arise spontaneously or are enforced by peers, or where fears of death are expressed in some transformed, but still verbal, manner. Online sources would be preferable.
The best resource would cover Americans in WWII, but any time or place would be of interest. Firsthand accounts are also appreciated.