WW1 (Injuries in WW1)

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WW1 (Injuries in WW1)


Gas in WW1. Gas was invented (and very successfully used) as a terror weapon meant to instill confusion and panic among the enemy prior to an offensive. It was a sort of physiological weapon with the non-lethal tearing agents inflicting as much panic as the dreaded mustard gas. Sometimes the tear gas would be sent over first to get soldiers to remove their gas masks thereby making them more vulnerable to a later attack with one of the more deadly types. http://urbachc.org/urb-ww1-poison-gas-1

What the gas can do to the human body.

Shell shock. By the end of World War One the British Army had dealt with 80,000 cases of shell shock, with was psychological trauma from war . Joanna Bourke explores how the army tackled this extreme trauma, and how it was regarded by those back homehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/shellshock_01.shtml

Deafness in WW1 Soldiers serving in World War 1 frequently lost their hearing due to the almost constant heavy artillery bombarment (shelling) that was going on around them. It was not unusual for a heavy barrage to be laid by several thousand guns of either side for upto seven days prior to an infantry assualt being chanced.http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_made_people_deaf_in_world_war_1



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