Nálepka “nechcel by som”

Julio the Sewer Diver

Verdun – Shell Shock

In World War I, shell shock was considered a psychiatric illness resulting from injury to the nerves during combat. The horrors of WWI trench warfare meant that about 10% of the fighting soldiers were killed (compared to 4.5% during World War II) and the total proportion of troops who became casualties (killed or wounded) was 56%. Whether a shell-shock sufferer was considered “wounded” or “sick” depended on the circumstances. The large proportion of WWI veterans in the European population meant that the symptoms were common to the culture, although it may not have become popularly known in the US. Many generals considered those who suffered shell shock to be cowards, and a large number were executed

shell shock or battle fatigue

Clips from the documentary films: “Les grandes batailles- Verdun aux portes de l’enfer” and “La Premiere Guerre Mondiale-Verdun, le cauchemar”. Song:Mother’s Journey-Yann Tiersen