The British Government has announced that all wounded veterans will get the most advanced artificial limbs. This film in the archive shows artificial limbs of the past. First World War amputees practice with their new prosthetics: 1916 film.
ORIGINAL WWII poster - pinner says: "Most people don't know "Keep Calm and Carry On" was actually a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the SECOND WORLD WAR, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion..." // Feels like a good family motto, too.
In 1981, Irish Republican Army volunteers went on hunger strike to protest the refusal of the British government to recognize their political status. Rather than concede to the obviousness of the political nature of their incarceration, Thatcher did nothing and 10 men starved to death, including Bobby Sands, who would come symbolize fearless resistance to British imperialism.
Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake - CNN.com
Republicans protest in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, against the hanging of IRA volunteers by the British government in 1921. The IRA was created in 1919 with the purpose of ending British rule in Northern Ireland through armed force.