Combat fatigued U.S. soldiers are interviewed and sent for treatment in the Training and Rehabilitation Center, Italy.
Italy Date:1944 Duration:9 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
Psychiatric procedures for United States soldiers in combat areas during World War 2 suffering stress following trauma of battle. Battle scenes: Strong and courageous soldiers sent for fight. They attack enemy and fire rifles from hidden places. Smoke rises. They face danger in battle day after day. View of wounded, burned and dead soldiers in battle. Strongest soldiers of the army maneuver over field. Soldiers seated facing the stress of combat and become psychiatric casualties. Chart depicts fighting front and its three levels: division, army and base. Soldiers are sent to battalion aid station and back to clearing stations for treatment. Medical van brings the wounded soldiers and psychiatric casualties to battalion aid station. One officer checks the ID card of soldiers. ID card reads: '1st battalion, 168 infantry regiment, yes incurred in Italy'. Chart shows training and rehabilitation center (T& R center) near clearing station. Soldiers reach to training and rehabilitation center. A Sign of 'Training and Rehabilitation Center'. Combat fatigue cases are reconditioned by battle training. A psychiatrist interviews a soldier suffering from reactive depression and asks about troubles and feelings faced by him when he got wounded. After interview soldiers are send to clearing center. Soldier enters into tent at camp. They take rest, make social contacts with other soldiers, write letter, get shaved and eat food. Two days later, soldier is re-interviewed about improvement after relaxation in training center. He shows improvement and is encouraged. Recovered soldiers fill the artillery outside the tent near training center. (Modern equivalent - PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder treatment)
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