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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Wounded Warrior Project: Behind the Scenes Lives of World War One Many soldiers in WW1 suffered from shell shock, which was similar to PTSD, seen in many army men and woman to this day. The term shell shock was first used by British Pathologist Col. Fredrick Mott.(Narosky, 2012) Despite Shell Shock, and other mentaltraumas, new weapons cause physical damage to the bodies of millions of men who were fighting in the war. Many make-shift hospitals were set up in abandoned buildings for soldiers who needed surgeries, such as amputations. (Anderson, n.d.) Many soldiers of World War One became psychiatric casualties, of the war. These soldiers, due to shell shock, no longer were able to take place in combat. Psychiatry was a mental cure which helped some soldiers find their way back to the battlefield.(Grossman & Siddle, 2000) Returning Home... (Bourke, 2011) Instead of returning home to loved ones that wereproud of their own family members, soldiers who were sent home for furthering treatment from trauma, often returned to an unpleased, and typically unsympathetic, crowd of people. As Americanshung their heads in shame, former soldiers spenttime relearned how to do tasks they might have taken for granted, such as walking. Along with taking care of theirhusband or son, many womenhad financially support their entire family during and after the war. Soldiers who suffered from shell shock often couldnt return to thelifestyle they lived before the war; some soldiers were even sent to different hospitals for psychological treatment before returning home.(Craddick-Adams, 2005) Anderson, J. (n.d.). Wounding in World War One. Retrieved from British Library:, J. (2011, March 10). Shell Shock during World War One . Retrieved from BBC:, P. (2005, March 14). The Home Front in World War One. Retrieved from BBC:, D., & Siddle, B. K. (2000). Psychiatric Casualties in War. Retrieved from Killology:, J. (2012, October 23). Shell Shock. In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. . Retrieved from War History Online: -shock-in-war-there-are-no-unwounded-soldiers.html References: (Narosky, 2012)
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