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Regeneration coursework-1006 words "When did your voice come back fully?" Samuels shrugged. "When did you realise you could communicate by speech?" Samuels shrugged. "Not sure." His voice was understandable enough, yet strange to River's ears. He sounded lost. "Why did you join the army?" Samuels shrugged. Rivers sighed. He had hoped that once Samuels got his voice back he would find out what had happened to him to shock him so. He had little hope of ever receiving his file; considering the circumstances. He could either not remember, or was unwilling to share his experience with him. Samuels had been at Craiglockhart for 4 weeks. For the last 2 weeks Samuels had been making little improvement with speech. The two weeks before, all he could muster were little oohs and occasional eek. "Sister Rogers tells me that you were screaming in your sleep last night, were you dreaming again?" ...read more.

Middle

I don't like voicing them to anybody. Nobody at all. I'm not purposely trying to be difficult; I do want to get better. You asked me about the dream. The reoccurring nightmare that haunts me each night. The reminders of the reality I faced; the reality that I live now, each and every day. I will explain them to you. I think I owe you that at least. We moved off in fighting order and good spirits. We marched for a while over the uneven shell-holed captured country. We went into a trench fixed up by our boys. An odd mixture of different personalities and backgrounds, bound together by tragedy and comradeship. We passed into the open. No flares were going up, then we were taken by surprise. This very heavy firing started on our right. The Germans had decided to attack on the same night as us, but beat us to it. ...read more.

Conclusion

No matter how much I wanted to, I couldn't help him. And I did want to help him; with all my heart. Out of the 200 men that went to fight that fateful evening, seven returned, all injured. I couldn't speak. The dead lay thicker than anywhere else. To me this ground is the holiest on earth. This is what I dream every night. This is what I see when awake. His face, looking at me, so helpless and tortured. I could do nothing for him, or the rest of my platoon. I was sent home to rest and recover, and then sent to Craiglockhart; while their bodies rot in France. I cannot voice these memories no matter how hard I try. The thoughts are enough. I will never be rid of the horror I have faced. I know I am making your job difficult, and I apologize for this. I cannot do it. I might as well not have it back, I don't want it. I was happier silent. Wilfred Elliot Samuels. ...read more.

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