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Other titles:REPARACION DE LOS DANOS CAUSADOS POR LA GUERRA (on copy held) [Alternative Title]
Summary: Spanish language version of a film on the work of the Army rehabilitation centre at Roehampton, Surrey, autumn 1917.
Description: The inhabitants of the centre are soldiers in hospital blues, all either with an arm or a leg missing, or in wheelchairs, or blind. A group of them assembles to hear a representative of the Ministry of Pensions explain the trades the Army will teach them to help them return to civilian life. Two of the men, each with a leg missing, are taken to join others learning how to be clerks and typists. The men learn to understand account books, to type one-handed, to understand commercial correspondence and accounting. Other men are taught in a workshop how to make purses and other items from leather. In another workshop some are taught electrical work and soldering. Outdoors a teacher blinded in the war shows men the principles of poultry farming. Indoors, a one-armed man learns how to work and maintain a cinema projector. In the engineering section some men work with lathes. Others are taught car maintenance and driving, including how to repair a car tyre inner-tube. Blind or handicapped men weave baskets in the open. In the woodwork shop a one-armed man fits a chisel to his artificial arm for use with a lathe in shaping wood. Finally, wearing their civilian clothes, the men are given a discharge allowance by the Army to help them look for work.