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.
The part that is envious, cold hearted and devious Greedy, mischievous, global, colonial Bloodthirsty, blind, mindless and cheap Focused on borders and slaughter and sheep Burning of books, bulldozing of homes Given to targeted killing with drones Lethal injections, arrest without trial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qdeW6lY5s8
Now light the candles; one; two; there's a moth; What silly beggars they are to blunder in And scorch their wings with glory, liquid flame— No, no, not that,—it's bad to think of war, When thoughts you've gagged all day come back to scare you; And it's been proved that soldiers don't go mad Unless … Continue reading Repression of War Experience. A poem by Siegfried Sasson.
The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has a pdf of a gripping article on Private Harry Farr, a 25 year-old British soldier shot for cowardice during World War I, despite having being treated for shell-shock. As with all other WWI soldiers executed for cowardice, Farr was pardoned earlier this year by the British Government. The article is written … Continue reading Shell Shock and Cowardice in WWI: The Story of Harry Farr.
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.
The article I am preparing on coping with PTSD in WWI will be quite emotional. These are body armors built by Ferruccio Farina also known as Brewster Body Armor shields. They were employed in trenches, actually, from one trench to the other, in order to cut the barbed wire inbetween. The fact is that in Italy when … Continue reading Heart-felt Compassion for Soldiers in WWI: Farina or Brewster Armor Body.
"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.
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.
First Paris attack came in january 2015. The whole week, unhappily, I've been watching videos on the web. Every day we got striking news about actions of terrorists around the parisian area. They said that they were stealing cars and hiding in the woods, so I was in alert. Police forces were hunting them, streets … Continue reading Charlie, who?
Since 2015, all in my life went wrong, and so, I had to decide what was really worth going on and what was time to let go. Ego suffered the most. Now, three years later my beautiful trauma, the moment has come to move forward. Taking the responsability of my entire life. If you agree, … Continue reading Be grateful.