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Shell Shock Not all of the wounds are on the outside...

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

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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.

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

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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. | The Atlantic

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PTSD was known as "shell shock" in WWI

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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.

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The eyes of madness. "Shell shocked soldier, 1916"

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

At Seale Hayne hospital in Newton Abbott, a doctor called Arthur Hurst, an army major, believed he could cure every shell shock victim.

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Wonderful Shell Shock Recovery - four weeks before this picture was taken, these men were unable to walk. Probably shot at Netley Hospital 1917 and / or Seale Hayne Military Hospital 1918

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