The Lusitania Disaster

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In both cases of disasters evaluated here, PTSD was reported by numerous agencies to have been prevalent in massive numbers and impairing the lives and functionality of people who were directly involved and even those who were indirectly involved. The Lusitania disaster was especially disturbing which was intensified by the haunting images of mass graves that scattered newspapers for weeks and months following the disaster. These images served as a means for the people who had suffered direct trauma from the disaster to be forced to relive the events further leading to their suffering and ultimately enhancing their symptoms of PTSD. Nicoletta F. Gullace of the Journal of Social Histories (2005) reveals “By all measures the sinking of the Lusitania

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