WW1’S Secret Shame: Shell Shock
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