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Artificial Limb Making
Occupational therapy turns full circle, as amputee soldiers learn to make artificial limbs for others
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent
There is some neat symmetry to the idea of training amputee soldiers learning to make artificial limbs for others. This newsreel item was no doubt intended as a positive message, much like the 'and finally' of modern TV news. But today, it also serves as a poignant reminder of just how many were physically disabled by their wartime experience.
Disabled Britain on Film
1946 29 mins Location: Roffey Park (College)
The treatment of World War II Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – filmed, astonishingly, in full colour.
Biopic 1983 52 mins
Blockheads lead singer talks about how becoming disabled has affected his life and music.
1985 29 mins
“I’d much rather work at a computer than make wicker baskets” – disabled people hit the mainstream in 1980s Britain
1978 29 mins Location: Llanuwchllyn
Teacher Frank Letch of Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd discusses his life and living with his acquired disability in this TV documentary. In Welsh with English subtitles.
Documentary 1972 51 mins
Man Alive! moral panic, sex, and when professionals ruled – life as a disabled couple in 1972
Science Fiction 2011 24 mins
A moving speculation on the future decline of Deaf culture
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.