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Armchair Cookery

Masterchef or not, these kitchen gadgets seek to give independence back to soldiers disabled in WWI service

Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent



Have you ever tried peeling a potato with one arm? The hundreds of thousands of soldiers wounded and often disabled in action during WWI meant a much enhanced profile for occupational therapy, then still a relatively young field in healthcare. Quite whether the range of gadgets utilised by 'barrister-chef' Mr W Lawton in this newsreel item offered real practical solutions or just patronising gimmickry, you can judge for yourself.