Jakob Veber in njegovi nožni protezi (prosthetic leg) | Europeana 1914-1918

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On May 23rd 2012, the Europeana 1914-1918 roadshow held at the Public Library in Celje, Slovenia, turned up a reminder of both the injuries that were inflicted by the First World War, and the determination to combat such hardships displayed by those at the front.

A prosthetic leg with two different foot attachments belonging to Jakob Veber was brought to the road show by family member, Stanislav Veber. The leg and its two feet, made of wood, leather and iron rivets, are very well preserved. Jakob used the best foot (the full foot) for formal occasions, and the simple stump foot for field work and domestic use.

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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