To coincide with this year’s centenary of the First World War, UK Disability History Month seeks to highlight the issue of War and Disablement. Disability History Month starts on 22nd November and is sponsored by Unite the Union. This year Unite will host the launch of the campaign to investigate the link between war and disability. Details of the event can be found here.
The TUC Library contains a wealth of material on the subject of war and disability, in particular material from the various disabled ex-servicemen’s organisations that emerged after the First World War.
The library also contains a great deal of material on the issue of disability and discrimination more generally, particularly in relation to work issues and unemployment faced by disabled people.
To find out more about what the TUC Library holds and how you can access material, get in touch at email@example.com or 020 7133 3726. You can also visit the 1914-1918 section of the Timeline on our history website to see digitised images and documents from the period.