In the mid-80s, a string of disasters devastated the nation. Lockerbie, Piper Alpha, Hillsborough, the Marchioness, the Herald of Free Enterprise - one after another, the death tolls made the headlines. But the stories of those who lived through these events and survived have yet to be told. The author of this book interviewed many of the survivors, unearthing inspirational tales of heroism and moving stories of tragedy, as well as discovering a wealth of new findings about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This book details the history of this only recently acknowledged condition, interspersed with first-hand accounts from people who have had it, conquered it or learned how to live with it.