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Thursday, July 02, 2015
WW1 Creeping Bombardment
Where does "shell shock" come from? It's a simple phrase. It was used to talk of the stress and tension men felt from living in the trenches and going through constant bombardment. We call it PTSD now. We have further made this stress and trauma hard to grasp by calling any tough time for Millenials with boo-boos "PTSD". WW1 introduced the creeping bombardment that would sometimes go on for days to prep for an advance. The photo above shows the shells from one Allied creeping bombardment of German lines that lasted one day. This is why those men came home shell shocked.