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Patrick Stewart’s father had a stellar career as a soldier in World War II. By 1945 he was RSM (regimental sergeant major) of the Parachute Regiment. He spent the postwar years doing manual work during the week, getting drunk on the weekend, and beating his wife. (See first video in this post.)
In the video above, Patrick Stewart says he found out last year from records kept in the Imperial War Museum that his father had been diagnosed in 1940 as suffering from shell shock, a condition now known as PTSD° – and taken much more seriously these days, as it should be.