WW1’S Se­cret Shame: Shell Shock

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fac­tual / 9pm / BBC2

Dan Snow in­ves­ti­gates the psy­cho­log­i­cal im­pact of war from World War One to the present day in this highly emo­tive film. It’s been 100 years since shell shock was first recog­nised, and, in this doc­u­men­tary, Dan asks why we are still fail­ing to deal with the trauma of war. He speaks to sol­diers whose lives have been ru­ined by the hor­rors they have wit­nessed, and hears how lit­tle help they’ve had to deal with it. Along the way, Dan meets 98-year-old Vic­tor Gregg, who fought in World War Two and was a pris­oner of war in Dres­den when the city was oblit­er­ated by Al­lied bombs. We learn how war de­stroyed the man he was, which is a story that is un­for­tu­nately still far too com­mon to­day.

WWII vet­eran Vic­tor Gregg withDan Snow

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