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Combat stress reaction / shell shock

Combat stress reaction (CSR), in the past commonly known as shell shock or battle fatigue, is a range of behaviours resulting from the stress of battle which decrease the combatant's fighting efficiency.











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  • Yep, Verdun and WWI was traumatic for the French, even more horrific to them than WWII. And some wonder why the French of the 30' were so reluctant to fight yet another war, with yet again the same enemies.

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  • that's sad that people fight because of someone order to fight...

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    • @LiteFlite And if you don't fight? Go to jail or be murdered. That is unless you are rich, you can always become an officer and stay in safety if not don't fight at all.

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  • Poor bastards, I would bet they were all good men. They deserved better.

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  • my grandfather fought in the trenches ww1 for the Italian front army..he was shot in the neck,shrapnel in both legs...he made it through,migrated to the U.S after the war married a widow of a U.S soldier who died from gas exposure,raised her kid and had a son,my father..and now im here..lol,thanks grandpa RIP you were the toughest man I have ever seen...

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    • @crazyhorse357 My grandfather served in either ww1 or ww2 I don't remember which, he was held POW by the German Nazi's in their prison camp. He was lined up during their firing squad, they shot the first five or so men, the gun went to him and the one next to him sneezed so they pulled the gun away and shot the other man,leaving him alive. He survived until 2003-2004. One of the toughest son of a bitches I have ever met.

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    • @Irish614 You don't remember which war? But he was held by Nazi's. hmmm let's see here. gee I wonder which war that was. Was it WWI or WWII ? hmmm
      And he lived until 2004. Again, hmm gee if I only knew my history I would be able to figure this out.

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    • @Irish614
      That is a great story,thank you for sharing...he most likely was in ww2..my grandfather had his kids well into his 30's as did my father...I was 7 years old when my grandfather died at age 86 in 1978..

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    • @laylay_1973 That's funny Bro but not everyone is a history major ..Peace

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    • @jim90046
      Yeah, but some are history minors like the original poster.

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  • Most people know about it. It's when a fighting person's nervous system has been stressed to it's absolute peak and maximum. Can't take anymore input. The nervous system has either (click) snapped or is about to snap. In the first world war, that condition was called shell shock.

    Simple, honest, direct language. Two syllables, shell shock. Almost sounds like the guns themselves. That was seventy years ago. Then a whole generation went by and the second world war came along and very same combat More..

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    • @Nurb

      Good, but just to nitpick, it's best not to say: "the nervous system has been stressed...". The nervous system includes the central, peripheral, and enteric systems, all of which constitute an enormous and nearly-impossibly complex network of neurons and supportive glial structures, of which the individual components are themselves subject to the dynamic "whims" of developmental -- in addition to environmental -- neural plasticity.

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    • @NovartisOncology That's some interesting insight, thanks. I have often wondered myself if this condition may have been caused by cell growth / regeneration under compression wave conditions - which would accumulate and manifest, over time, as shell shock.

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    • @Hideous

      I'm not sure. The effect could be directly physical, as you are suggesting, or it could be indirectly physical, whereby emotional signaling processes are affected such that the result is aberrant behavior manifested in the normal phenotype of the shell-shocked: shakes, muteness, etc. Or it could be both, if those are valid at all. Of course, with regard to the latter, this is physical in nature -- the abnormalities, too, should be detectable at specific regions of the brain. It is the More..

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    • @NovartisOncology
      I can't give credit to your answer because you didn't include the terms
      "sympathetic" and
      "parasympathetic" in it.
      Please try again next semester.

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    • @mooserock

      You don't know anything about what you're talking about. That there are a few basic terms mentioned doesn't suggest I'm parroting words out.

      Do you even know what we're talking about, lol, or did the use of a few words compel you to make a shithead comment, heh.

      Trolls gonna troll, what ya gonna do?

      oh and btw, just to humor your inane comment: mentioning parasympathetic or sympathetic components is totally unnecessary. you should have at least picked some more relevant "ja More..

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  • Good vid Neckshot. So sad to see the realities of war, and it's victims. Even sadder to know that some of these men were shot by firing squad in the earlier days of war as deserters.

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  • those poor souls

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  • here is the result of bad politicians

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  • War is Hell. Even more of a reason to send the same assh0les who start wars to the frontline.

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  • I remember watching these videos in my American History class in High school and seeing kids laughing at these poor souls that have given more and have been through more then they will in their entire pot smoking shit life. I hope nobody has to go through the horrors of what these men went through.

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  • not only their "combat efficiency" is gone .... everything is gone ...

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  • I couldn't imagine fighting in the first World War. They didn't have liveleak to prepare for the gore...lol

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  • Those poor men. War is an ugly thing.... what a sick world, what a sick world...

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  • All I saw were new LL avatars.

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  • This is what happens when you are shot at and shelled for months on end, with the constant anticipation you are going to die at any moment, something that those on this board will never know because of people like these men.

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  • War sucks...

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  • Not to imply that modern warfare is a cake-walk by any means; but turn of the century combat was fucking brutal. There was no such thing as medivac choppers and the fighting was much more up close and personal.

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  • Poor bastards .

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  • This type of extreme combat stress is The result of Poor leadership.

    Left in the trenches to be bombarded daily,,, knowing they will eventually have to charge machine guns.

    Dont just blame war.. blame leadership.

    do I have an AMEN?

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    • @TEX

      Right on. For more examples read "Great Military Disasters". Forgot the authors name but he highlights numerous examples where arrogance, ethno-centricity, and failed leadership lead to many deaths.

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    • @TEX
      I gave a thumb because you made me think of why the English Officers who wore red suits so you don't see the blood...different war..same shit,...Blood flows uphill.

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  • It makes me sick that people sit here and make jokes about this. Just shows the true coward you are.

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    • @ParkwayDrive1976

      people whith no historical awareness

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    • @ParkwayDrive1976
      It can be hard to relate to something as real as this. When you've been raised on "entertainment" where the only visible result of violence is either death or a flesh wound to be shrugged off, it's not surprising that it's hard to understand all the repercussions that actual violence has on people.
      Being intentionally targeted to be hurt by someone you don't know violates us. If you've ever been a target of a physical attack you know that that basic feeling of safet More..

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    • @mooserock No, I get how we have been desensitized towards violence. I was an infantryman in the Army with heavy combat in Afghanistan and I can easily compare my experience to my Uncle who was Army infantry in Vietnam and my Grandpa who was Army infantry in WW2 and Korea. There's a pattern as time goes on. I also get humor is a way of coping with stuff. I've already told you I've been in combat and believe me, I laughed more when I could have been killed by inches than I have out having fun More..

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  • war sucks, period.

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  • shocked

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