A thesis statement is a sentence (placed at the introduction of your essay, i.e. usually at the end of the first paragraph) which clearly and directly describes what you will be dealing with in your essay.
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Regardless of a former soldier's desire to re-associate himself with reality, the environmental manifestations, such as certain images and everyday sounds, always remind him of the past. Thousands of World War II veterans like Ah Keong struggled with psychological injuries that can surface in a supermarket checkout line or coffee shop. Even though an armistice was signed at Fort Canning Hill sixty years ago , ending World War II and bringing an uneasy peace to the ravaged peninsula of Singapore, the war still lives on in many war veterans. This essay presents an overview of the soldiers' emotional responses to the horrors of war, with a focus on their post-war persisting psychological traumas.
Like Ah Keong, thousands of World War Two veterans struggle with deep long-term psychological injuries inflicted by the war. Regardless of their desire to re-associate themselves with reality, everyday sights and sounds, which can surface in a supermarket checkout line or coffee shop, will always remind them of their traumatic past. Even though it has been sixty years since an armistice was signed at Fort Canning Hill, ending World War Two and bringing an uneasy peace to the ravaged peninsula of Singapore, the war still lives on for many war veterans. Peace is a relative term for these former war participants. A physical peace has for the most part been achieved, but a psychological peace is not yet a part of their existence. Among the symptoms manifested by former soldiers are extreme nightmares, regular flashbacks of the traumatic events, difficulty in concentrating, uncontrollable aggressiveness, insecurity, depression and a sense of hopelessness