Tuesday, 25 January 2011

TNA Podcast: Damaged, disturbed and dismembered: disability and war in the 20th century

In this talk from last autumn Dr Julie Anderson reviews the treatment and attitudes toward servicemen (mostly) who suffered debilitating injuries in the two World Wars. There is no specific reference to record sets although a couple are hinted at. 

I was especially interested in her description of the treatment and relatively favourable reception given to blinded WW1 servicemen, such as my great uncle. With no disfigurement apparent they did not shock when appearing in public.

The podcast is available from: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/damaged-disturbed-dismembered-disability-and-war-20thcentury.htm

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