Does anyone know anything about the rate of suicide during the Second World War both at home and in service? This arose from a conversation with a friend today and we can't find much on the internet other than recent statistics, reference to Kamikaze and the more politically motivated suicides of the time. Obviously there seems a high rate when the fighting reaches civilian areas such as occured in Silesia etc. but we were more interested in the affect on 'quieter' zones, (the above being almost classifiable as deaths in action). We didn't want to discount areas at the mercy of bombers either which also, for us, didn't seem to quite fit in the above category. I feel sure they must have risen not from just giving very young men the readily available means but also from the general trauma spread by the war but am having difficulty finding anything that proves or disproves that. Cheers, Adam.