publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Rehabilitation of First World War Disabled Veterans in Portugal (1917-1927)

Helena da Silva;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Oct 2018
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
UID/HIS/04209/2013 The First World War is known for its use of advanced weaponry, which caused massive injuries. Over 8,000 Portuguese soldiers who had fought in the African and European theatres of war returned home with a disability. Through a qualitative analysis of archival data, newspaper articles, and legislation, this article examines what was done for these disabled veterans in Portugal between 1917 and 1927, drawing comparisons with similar situations in other countries. As it will be noted, voluntary organisations and the State took limited measures to rehabilitate disabled ex-servicemen, who were consigned to oblivion. authorsversion published
Subjects
free text keywords: Great War, Portugal, maimed soldiers, re-education, disabled war veterans, Portuguese, language.human_language, language, Rehabilitation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, History, Returned home, First world war, Ancient history
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FCT| UID/HIS/04209/2013
Project
UID/HIS/04209/2013
Institut of Contemporary History
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147250
  • Funding stream: 5876
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Rehabilitation of First World War Disabled Veterans in Portugal (1917-1927)

Helena da Silva;