Shellshock

BBC History

By the end of WW1, the British Army had dealt with 80,000 cases of shell shock. Joanna Bourke explores how the army tackled this extreme trauma, and how it was regarded by those back home.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/shellshock_01.shtml


Medical Services

Faced with the challenge of new weaponry which wreaked havoc in the body and caused terrible injuries, these sites look at medical innovation in equipment and techniques that still save lives today:

BBC iWonder

www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zs3wpv4

Imperial War Museum

http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/a-short-guide-to-medical-services-during-the-first-world-war