Fritz Kreisler's Four Weeks In The Trenches
Fritz describes the same scenario, when the son of the brigadier lost his life in the battle. How the man (brigadier) so stable, shattered from inside, into pieces as his own son was taken to the hospital, wounded badly, from the battlefield. At the end of the day, when Fritz was returning from escorting the Russian prisoners, to the base, brought with him the sad news; the death of the son of the brigadier. When Fritz returned to the camp, brigadier was issuing orders for the upcoming day, while maintaining his calm, and stable psyche. But when Fritz enters the room of the brigadier, saw the man’s arms shaking and he concluded that finally, the iron mask has fallen. The very next morning, Kreisler had a looked at the face of the brigadier, and he seems to have aged many years, still expressionless and not an inch moved off his face.
Analysis of the war pensioners who were diagnosed with shell shock showed that the disorders was characterized by a range of functional physical symptoms such as exhaustion, palpitation, shortness of breath, tremor, joint and muscle pain, dizziness, and headache; together with nightmare, persistent anxiety and difficulty