WEIRDLAND: Gene Kelly in "Combat Fatigue Irritability"

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Gene Kelly in "Combat Fatigue Irritability"

Hollywood legend Gene Kelly stars in this 1945 Navy training film dramatizing the condition known at the time as "combat fatigue." The film delves into the symptoms and treatment of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kelly had been commissioned a year earlier as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UMO-1

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