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  1. andymaxted says

    This clip shows Queen Mary's Workshop, set up in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, when it was being used as a Hospital for the Limbless. The Limbless Hospital was set up in April 1916 with Queen Mary's Workshop opened in August of that year. The workshop was designed to help retrain soldiers who had suffered amputations in skills that would hopefully find them employment when released from the army. The Limbless Hospital continued in use for 4 years but was closed by the time that the Pavilion was eventually handed back to the Brighton Authorities in August 1920. Brighton Museum holds an archive for other similar material from this period.

  2. TD2000 says

    I think the man talking to the officer (1min 45 sec) is Alfred Gabriel Baker Superintendent of Queen Mary\'s Workshops. See link below:

    He was awarded an OBE for his work in the 1918 New Year Honours.

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