Shell Shock

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

Guerre de 14-18. "A un moment donné, le seul moyen de communication qu'ils (les vétérans) aient, c'est les larmes. Ils ne peuvent plus raconter". Maire de Craonne, Noël Genteur dans "CO2 Mon Amour" du 08/11/14 ("Le chemin des dames, vu par le maire de Craonne, maraîcher bio"). WWI image. Sources ? Clic 2X pour écouter.

CO2 mon amour par Denis Cheissoux

Actor recreates the feeling of trench warfare and shell shock many soldiers dealt with during the First World War during an interactive exhibition (I believe) at the Tank Museum.

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 Footage of the effects of shell shock, filmed during World War this remarkable film shows the recovery of traumatised soldier.

The severe effects of shellshock, what we now know as PTSD, on a WWI soldier

20 Scary Real Photos

Pictured below is a shell-shocked soldier in a trench in during the Battle of Courcelette. Shell shock is the trauma of continuous bombardment that causes panic, inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk. Often, they lose their self control entirely.

Terrified: Private Preston, aged 19, had amnesia, word blindness and word deafness except to the word 'Bombs!'. Here Preston is emerging from underneath the bed after cowering underneath it. Poor kid

Disturbing Pathe footage from World War One reveals devastating effects of shell shock on soldiers as they were treated in pioneering Devon hospital

Private Preston, aged had amnesia, word blindness and word deafness except to the word "Bombs! Here Preston is emerging from underneath the bed after cowering underneath it.

Shell-shock during World War II. I love this photo. It shows so much in this simple scene from war.

Soldier suffering from Shell Shock. Another soldier is attempting to console this victim who finds themselves in utter despair.

Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning.    http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/22/don-mccullin-southern-frontiers-interview    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/30/style/30iht-don.t.html?pagewanted=all

Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin

A shell-shocked Marine at the Battle of Hue. Hue, South Vietnam - February 1968 Photo by Don McCullin

Soldiers sacrifice their mental health at war. Seeing all of the gruesome gore, witnessing mass deaths and being involved in stressful situations often leaves a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder. When a soldier returns home they often cannot go back to their lives like everything is perfectly fine. They have to alter their life because of the war. War can cause men to suffer.

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.

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)

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

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