A shell-shocked British soldier captured by the Germans during WW1, Shell shock was a common cause of crippling injury, usually without any physical trauma. Shell-shocked troops suffered from the effect of blast on the central nervous system experiencing severe disorientation, deafness, emetic syndrome, trembling, and often inability to stand.

A shell-shocked British soldier captured by the Germans, 1918 (IWM Imperial War Museum, London, England)

A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. "I don't know why, but I find this image strangely beautiful. Grievous, but beautiful. I am not sure of the photographer of this piece or the name of the soldier in the photo. I do know that it is the cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-30," written by Fiona Reid. If anyone knows the photographer's name, I would appreciate it very much."~Sethaka.

A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. Cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, written by Fiona Reid.

From "Irritable Heart" to "Shellshock": How Post-Traumatic Stress Became a…

From "Irritable Heart" to "Shellshock": How Post-Traumatic Stress Became a Disease

One of the most powerful images of the First World War . (Why do we glorify war?

The Forgotten Female Shell-Shock Victims of World War I — Studies about the mental-health impact of the war have focused almost exclusively on men, to the detriment of the women who suffered on the front lines and the home front. | The Atlantic

The Forgotten Female Shell-Shock Victims of World War I

The Forgotten Female Shell-Shock Victims of World War I — Studies about the mental-health impact of the war have focused almost exclusively on men, to the detriment of the women who suffered on the front lines and the home front.

Rev David Railton's bravery at the front won him the high distinction of a Military Cross, but at the cost of mustard-gas damage to his eyes and the mental torture of shell shock

Heroic padre whose crusade means lost soldiers will NEVER be forgotten

Rev David Railton's bravery at the front won him the high distinction of a Military Cross, but at the cost of mustard-gas damage to his eyes and the mental torture of shell shock

Shell Shock Victim (WW1). Disturbing footage of the effects of shell shock. Filmed during World War 1, this remarkable film shows a traumatised soldier staggering and hardly able to walk, however after treatment, the man is transformed and confidently walks towards the camera.

Shell Shock Victim - Disturbing footage of the effects of shell shock. Filmed during World War this remarkable film shows a traumatised soldier staggering.

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD.  The eyes of War, WWI

1,000 Yard Stare: The eyes of War

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD. The eyes of War, WWI

Shell Shock

Shell Shock, WWI During this time of war, the human race is introduced to shell shock and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Shell-shock/PTSD was known about 2,000 years ago. This is a podcast.

Shell-shock/PTSD was known about 2,000 years ago. This is a podcast.

Shell-shocked US marine, Hue, Vietnam, February 1968. Photograph: Don McCullin

Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin

How to Polish a Sea Shell | eHow Perfect to make your next mermaid craft really shine or even just display some of your treasures from your last mermaid adventure! #finfun #mermaids #mermaidtail

How to Polish Seashells

How to Polish a Sea Shell | eHow Perfect to make your next mermaid craft really shine or even just display some of your treasures from your last mermaid adventure! #finfun #mermaids #mermaidtail

A 'shell-shocked' British soldier captured by the Germans, 1918. Q 24047

A shell-shocked British soldier captured by the Germans, 1918 (IWM):

Photo of World War One Soldier suffering from shell shock. By the end of World War One the British Army had dealt with 80,000 cases of shell shock, including those of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Joanna Bourke explores how the army tackled this extreme trauma, and how it was regarded by those back home.

Photo of World War I Soldier suffering from shell shock. By the end of World War I the British Army had dealt with cases of shell shock, including those of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

WWI and the making of the global 20th Century.  Shell shock, disfigurement, etc.

A WWI soldier suffering shell shock. Still from ‘War Neuroses: Netley Hospital Wellcome Collection

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