Why traumatised vets land in jail

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Why traumatised vets land in jail

British troops who have suffered psychological trauma in battle have another fight on their hands when they return home.

File On 4 asks, why are growing numbers of Afghan veterans and other ex-soldiers failing to cope with life outside the army?

With estimates that as many as one in 10 people in prison now have army backgrounds, Allan Urry investigates claims that the NHS is still failing to deal with soldiers traumatised by war.

And he hears from vets, back from the front line, about the challenges of coping back home.

File On BBC Radio 4, 2000 GMT Tuesday 4 November 2008, repeated 1700, Sunday 9 November.


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