War what is it good for? Absolutely nothing! It’s been over 40 years since Edwin Starr first sang these powerful words and little has changed in between. Endless conflict and death and destruction on a global scale is nothing new and if anything we’ve become desensitised to constant turmoil.
However, we often forget the real tragedy that occurs throughout the world as troops return home completely transformed from who they once were. It’s easy to forget the lasting effects of those soldiers suffering from PTSD, schizophrenia and other war related mental issues. This extraordinary collection of before and after photos charts the negative energy of a war zone on those who have returned.
A recent study has suggested that there are almost 2 million American vets without health care or access to medical aid. The scars left on the mind remain and these photos chart those terrible changes.