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  • Short Summary

    Amazing footage of men experiencing treatment for shell shock.

  • Description

    Reel 2. Netley Hospital 1917 and Seale Hayne Military Hospital 1918.

    01:35:38 Effect of treatment on shell shocked soldiers for various "hysterical" problems. See "War Neuroses Version A" reel 1 for description of footage featuring following patients: Pudmore, Willis, Peters, Williams, Ashley, Bissett, Bradshaw and Richards. See "War Neuroses Version A" reel 2 for treatment of hysterical pseudo-pseudohypertrophic muscular paralysis and a patient who walks along dragging one leg. Treatment for hysterical contracture of the hands. Private Eaglefield exhibits War Hyperthyroidism - Hyperadranalism.

    01:46:34 We see typical Facies and von Graefe's sign. The men do synchronised exercises in the grounds of the hospital and pick berries from the trees with little baskets over their arms. Men are seen in the fields with horse drawn ploughs. A group of them wash a pig. Pans of water are placed in an outdoor oven or kiln. Intertitle reads: "The Battle of Seale Hayne" - Directed, photographed and acted by convalescent war neurosis patients." The men act out a drama which includes men attending the wounded, explosions, combat "going over the top" etc.

    See Reel 1 and Version A.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:38:00 / 01:50:42:00

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