World War I Film Series Presents “Behind the Lines”

The History Department’s World War I film series continues with “Behind the Lines” at 7 p.m. Oct 29 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater.
Film Abstract:
Today we call it post-traumatic stress disorder. In World War II it was known as “battle fatigue.” In World War I, the condition was known as “shell-shock.” Released in 1997, this film is based on the novel “Regeneration” by Pat Barker. It tells the story of real individuals who met in a psychiatric war hospital in Scotland during the war. Included are soldiers and war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. It also explores the therapies used by the doctors there who were charged with treating these traumatized soldiers so they could be sent back to the hell that was the Western Front.