Addicted to war (Medium)
In this programme, we’ll be hearing about the extraordinary life of BBC war correspondent, Fergal Keane. His reporting helped his television audiences make sense of the horrors of war, but underneath there were more personal reasons attracting him to the frontline. Was he ‘addicted’ to war? Listen to his story and learn new vocabulary along the way.
This week’s question
What was the name of the PTSD-like condition suffered by many soldiers during the First World War?
b) shell shock
c) combat stress
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
mental condition in which someone suffers psychological damage after a very violent or shocking experience such as war
upsetting and frightening dream
medical doctor who specialises in mental illness
period of acute mental illness which leaves you unable to cope with life
call it a day
decide to stop what you are doing because you do not want to do it any core
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