Dougie Campbell is a Scottish soldier, a veteran of the war in 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 him try to intervene, but Dougie has already chosen another
Dougies War is a new 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, Dougies War shows that the fight doesnt
end when men and women leave military service.
Dougies War is inspired by the classic and highly influential 80s World War
1 comic strip Charleys War, the first to explore the reality of war and
what was then called shell shock. Key extracts from Charleys War are
included here, together with moving interviews with veterans of conflicts in
the Falklands, former Yugoslavia, the first Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dougies War is the first graphic novel by independent Glasgow publishers Freight, whose award-winning list includes Gutter Magazine, The Knuckle End, Hairwaves and The Hope That Kills Us.