Shell Shock: A Documentary of The Effects of WWI to Soldiers

The term "shell shock" was coined to describe the reaction of some soldiers in World War I to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting at the the time. It created a strong reaction to the soldiers, manifested differently - panic, seizures, inability to reason, talk or walk.

During the War, the concept of shell shock was not well-defined. Cases of 'shell shock' could be interpreted as either a physical or psychological injury, or simply as a lack of moral fibre.

This moving documentary describes the discovery of what came to be known as "shell shock" in the Great War and the desperate attempts by the British military to find remedies for it.

Credit: Dr. Allan Brown