I don't mean to be rude. But many thousands of men experienced continuous battle conditions, in some of the most horrifying circumstances without succumbing to this shock. That is why I have difficulty in coming to terms with this today. That begs the question. Are we becoming a Nation of Softies. Best Regards to you for your work. Sapper I’m sure that there were many cases of PTFD in previous wars ,but it was not recognized much like shell shock wasn’t recognized in WW1. I don’t think we are becoming a nation of softies, as much as we are being led by a bunch of clueless politicians. It's taken me all these years to realize that an army is only as good as it's political masters.