combat fatigue

APsaA’s SVI Endorses the National Library of Medicine’s Historical Collections

APsaA’s Service-Members and Veterans Initiative (SVI) Committee Endorses the National Library of Medicine’s Historical Collections

Films are valuable resources for educating clinicians and the public about the psychological needs of veterans

First Public Showings of Lost 1945 Gene Kelly Movie on Combat Fatigue

In 1945, actor Gene Kelly, then a Navy Lieutenant, directed and starred in a Navy training film called Combat Fatigue Irritability.  To get a feel for his role, Kelly had himself admitted to a Navy hospital, posing as a sailor suffering combat fatigue.  Distribution of the film, like many military training films, was restricted.