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Wartorn: 1861-2010: Exploring Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress (2 of 7)

"Must you carry the bloody horror of combat in your heart forever?" - Homer, "The Odyssey"

Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and insanity. During the First World War it was known as shell-shock. By World War II, it became combat fatigue. Today, it is clinically known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a crippling anxiety that results from exposure to life-threatening situations such as combat.

The documentary shares stories through soldiers' revealing letters and journals; photographs and combat footage; first-person interviews with veterans of WWII (who are speaking about their PTSD for the first time), the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom; and interviews with family members of soldiers with PTSD. Also included are insightful conversations between Gandolfini and top U.S. military personnel (General Ray Odierno, commander of U.S

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Added: Nov-16-2010 
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Tags: Wartorn, James Gandolfini, War, PTSD, Shell Shock, Iraq, Afghanistan, Viet Nam, Civil War, Combat Fatigue
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