Wounded: Science Museum Resources

A selection of resources made available online in relation to the Science Museum's Exhibition 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care'.

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A selection of resources from the Science Museum's 'Wounded' exhibition. For further details see the exhibition blog page at https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/tag/wounded/.

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A WW1 member of Blind Veterans with a Braille watch.

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A pastel sketch by Henry Tonks showing facial injuries suffered by a young soldier.

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Basket weaving at Milner House the 'Ex-Servicemen's Welfare Society' (now known as 'Combat Stress') offered a range of occupations, including basket weaving, to veterans suffering the psychological after-effects of conflict in WW1.

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Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm outside their advanced dressing station in Pervyse, near Ypres.

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First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANYs) in ambulances.

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Members of Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps marching in a funeral procession for those killed in an enemy air raid near Abbeville on the night of 29th May 1918.

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Jamie Stark — 1 year ago

These images are very evocative and they stimulate so many questions. Who designed the Braille watch and were the blind or partially-sighted returning servicemen involved? Who is the person in the Tonks sketch? What was it like to undergo plastic surgery after WWI? How did women's lives change after the war once a different kind of civilian life started again? Were the soldiers all trained to use medical equipment like stretchers? The images are great starting points for stories exploring these themes.