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Prosthetics and Poverty: Disabled servicemen and their families after the war
Dr Martin Purdy examines the treatment of disabled Great War servicemen after the Armistice and a groundbreaking, but little-known, movement to provide model family settlements for them to live in. He will draw heavily on stories of poignancy, wit, pathos and bravery from The Westfield War Memorial Village in Lancaster, where he completed his doctorate and is the lead historian. Martin is a long-standing member of the WFA, regularly attending the Lancashire and Cheshire branch. He is also as a respected author, broadcaster and folk musician. He has been a First World War research adviser to the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? magazine since its inception, and his books include guides for the popular BBC franchise on how to research the different stories and experiences of Great War service personnel.

Sep 28, 2020 08:00 PM in London

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