December 19th, 2013

USA late 1960s - questions about Drugs, Self Harm, Suicide, Vietnam War

I have three different scenarios in the one story, set in 1968.

I've tried googling a few things about drafting/enlistment in the Vietnam war, the history of cocaine in the 1960s, and the stigmas around self harm in the 1960s, and I've also looked through the tags on this forum but I haven't really found the answers I'm looking for.

The story is about three siblings, and I have some questions about each of their experiences - the elder brother has been in Vietnam, the sister self harms and the younger brother has been doing and dealing drugs.

DRUG questions under this cutCollapse )

SELF HARM and SUICIDE questions under this cutCollapse )

VIETNAM questions under this cutCollapse )

Thank you in advance to anyone who can help!

Jewish officer in British army, Napoleonic/Regency era ?

I've been trying to find out whether you could be an officer in the British Army if you were Jewish during this era.

I've read a few things that say you couldn't be an officer in the British Navy if you were Jewish or Catholic but I can't find anything that states anything about the army, and I know there was a lot of battlefield promotion during the time from the ranks as it was, not to mention plenty of regiments within the British army that were from Europe and Canada.

I'd prefer him not to be promoted from the ranks due to social setting, but if it's not possible, I'll go with from the ranks.

I've googled variations on jewish military history officers britain army, read Mark Adkins' books on the era and Richard Holmes' Redcoats specifically with reading around the period.

(X-Men AU, Erik Lensherr)