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Black and white photograph of a French soldier who had both of his arms amputated during the War. He uses prosthetic arms to move soil with a pitchfork.

Image caption: "'STILL IN THE RING.' / Perhaps the most wonderful constructive war service being rendered by any organization is that being performed by the Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men. This work consists of the re-education of men crippled or disabled in the war, in vocations in which their infirmities will not handicap them or in the vocations which they dropped to enter the fray. In the latter case many remarkable achievements have been credited to the institute, principally [sic] in cases where the 'students' have lost one or more limbs in battle and have taken up the training with specially designed artificial limbs. / Photo:- This French soldier was a farmer before he took up arms against the invader and with the aid of two artificial arms to take the place of those he gave for his country, he takes an active part in the 'land offensive.'"

Image is from photo album 2006.33.5 which contains 48 images related to American and Allied soldiers and the home front.

Details

  • Title: Amputee farmer using prosthetic arms
  • Location Created: France
  • Rights: National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • Medium: Photograph

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