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

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

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

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

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 (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.

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 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.

The Face of Crazy. The severe effects of shell shock, what we now know as PTSD, on a WWI soldier. 1919

The Face of Crazy. The severe effects of shell shock, what we now know as PTSD, on a WWI soldier. 1919

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 — 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

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

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

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