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(p. 95) Children in the War 

(p. 95) Children in the War
(p. 95) Children in the War

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 28 January 2021

In this essay Winnicott tries to understand the effect of war on children and finds that it is first necessary to know what capacity children have for understanding war, the causes of war, and the reasons by which we justify our fighting. Of course, what is true of one age group is not true of another. Winnicott indicates the effect of war on various age groups of children, their different characters, and the impact of war news on them all.

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