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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 ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Freight Books
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Dougie Campbell has just returned from the war in Afghanistan. At first he does everything he has dreamed of, climbs a munro, goes to see Scotland play football at Hampden Park, and gets bought rounds and rounds of drinks by strangers and friends all of whom hail him as a hero. But as he is forgotten by the people around him and moves into a flat and life of his own the trauma he suffered as the sole survivor of an explosion that tore apart his jeep and the bodies of his friends emerges and take ...more
Coming at the military experience in the current Middle Eastern theaters from a British perspective is something we don't see much around the US, and the frank discussion of PTSD is graphic, moving, and heartbreaking.
A short but effective story of a Scottish soldiers return from a tour in Afghanistan & the trouble he has adjusting back into civilian life & trying to deal with PTSD that 'm not sure he relizes he has,which he clearly does.Not the greatest GN either for its writing or artwork but if your Scottish(especially if your in the forces)you should really check this out!3/5
Rodge Glass is the author of the novels No Fireworks (Faber, 2005) and Hope for Newborns (Faber, 2008), as well as Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008), which received a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. Recently, he was co-author of the graphic novel Dougie’s War: A Soldier’s Story (Freight, 2010), which was nominated for several awards. He is currently a Programme Leader in Cr ...more