Physical disability and the First World War
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Physical disability and the First World War

Physical disability and the First World War

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The National Archives

Bessant Dr

Kew

TW9 4DU

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Throughout the First World War, explosions, shrapnel and bullets from machine gun fire resulted in some of the worst injuries the world had ever seen.

Thousands of men returned from the front line burdened by a constant physical reminder of their time there. From prosthetic limbs to rehabilitative techniques, this talk will explore what can be found in our records relating to the life-altering injuries these men sustained.


We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.

For more information on our First World War 100 programme, please visit: nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war.

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