Well, before facing this topic I have been meditating and taking time for breathing, alone, in the woods. This is one of the most sensitive subject I am still willing to write about. For the side story, I am one of those who experienced panic attacks and tremors, neurosthenia, physical and mental break down, which … Continue reading Shell Shock: Break Down in WWI. Now they are free.
Special effects are far from more recent ones, but once you finish this movie, you feel like you lost a friend. Or more. Shell shock is quickly seen on a scene on the front. Face to face combat takes the stage. And dead bodies. This book was one of my first on the WWI, as … Continue reading All quiet on the Western Front.
"COWARD" is a 28 minute film set during World War 1 that brings to light some of the brutal treatment soldiers received for suffering what would now be known as shell-shock. It follows two cousins, Andrew and James, from their home in Northern Ireland who join the British Army to fight for their Country and … Continue reading PTSD in WWI so-called “shell shock”: Coward. Sensitive beware.
One century ago WWI changed our way to make war forever. Powerful arms, and body-to-body combat left horrible wounds on men when they could survive. Social anxiety was at the top, of course, so when they came back to their home, most of them were not accepted and rejected for their damaged body … Continue reading Anna Coleman Ladd, dignity and face masks.
Since a young Italian girl, the impact of the aftermath of WWI and WWII, into music and cinema took my attention. It goes without saying, that also justifies why I am running this website in english, British and American cultures still have a huge influence on the Italian mood. Something that was so evident, for … Continue reading PTSD and Gene Kelly’s Lost Wartime Star Turn.