Category: Military Traditional Art
Posted: March 29, 2015

The lingering effects of war

Shell shock

by Raoul D'Harmental Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Traditional Artwork of the Month Contest Entry 
Revived for the upcoming Victory in Europe (VE) day. Let us never forget how awful war is. Peace to you all. R

Shell shock is a term coined to describe the reaction of some soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle. It was a reaction to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting that produced a helplessness appearing variously as panic and being scared, or flight, an inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk. The term "shell shock" came into use to reflect an assumed link between the symptoms and the effects of explosions from artillery shells.

I hope this image illustrates the condition. All the best of luck to those who still suffer from this condition and may their days and nights be more comfortable henceforth.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None Graphite pencils

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Shell shock by Raoul D'Harmental
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