shell shock


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shell shock

loss of sight, memory, etc., resulting from psychological strain during prolonged engagement in warfare
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A young company still, Shell Shock Technologies has focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry as alternatives to brass.
It will be delivered by retired teacher Ian McArdle, from Burnopfield in County Durham who has studied shell shock, attitudes to it during the war and attempts to treat it.
The horror of shell shock, a form of what is today known as post-traumatic stress, has come down to us through the 20th century, giving rise to the creation of works haunted by the weight of the past.
The emergence of shell shock during the First World War brought about a dramatic shift in the way we understand the effects of war," Wyatt Bonikowski's highly readable study begins.
Their records give insight on how veterans recreated their lives after shell shock and mental collapse.
that links the shell shock of the Western Front with the constructions
As the text discusses, those suffering from shell shock were accused in some quarters, including by many medical professionals, of being cowardly malingerers who merely feigned symptoms of distress in order to escape their obligations of military service.
Some medics attempted to protect men who suffered shell shock, either by trying unorthodox treatments or ensuring the sufferers were sent to a quiet sector.
It's been almost a full century since the phrase shell shock was coined.
Pte Farr's 94-year-old daughter Gertrude Harris said: "I have always argued that my father's refusal to rejoin the frontline, described in the court martial as resulting from cowardice, was in fact the result of shell shock.
The case was adjourned for reconsideration after an hour of argument in which Mr Fitzgerald suggested that Dr Reid's decision earlier this year upholding previous MoD decisions not to grant a posthumous pardon may have been a "charade", and the minister had failed to approach the shell shock issue with "an open mind".