Limbless Veterans of the First World War

Limbless Veterans of the First World War

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 24th Jun 2022

 Free

Join Louise Bell as she discusses the use of prosthetics for service personnel who lost limbs in the First World War.

The First World War saw the introduction of devastating weaponry on an unprecedented scale. The widespread use of mortars, artillery, machine guns and other brutal weapons resulted in far greater numbers of service personnel being physically changed by their wartime experience.

Around 41,000 British men returned home from the First World War missing at least one arm or leg. Hospitals were opened solely with the task of helping them, and workshops were increasingly set up for the production of artificial limbs.

In this insightful talk, Louise Bell will examine the work undertaken at hospitals such as those at Erskine and Roehampton. She will explore both the prosthetics and rehabilitation provided to these seriously wounded men.


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2022-06-24 2022-06-24 Europe/London Limbless Veterans of the First World War Join Louise Bell as she discusses the use of prosthetics for service personnel who lost limbs in the First World War. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/06/24/limbless-veterans-of-the-first-world-war-298306 National Army Museum,Royal Hospital Road, London,London,

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National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,
London,
SW3 4HT

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