Images reveal the ‘bionic men’ of World War One, after pictures of war veterans given artificial limbs during the early 20th century have emerged.
The array of pictures show amputees with and without their artificial limbs as they struggle to come to terms with their disabilities.
Due to the industry being in its infancy, many veterans customised their limbs to suit their needs.
One of these veterans was James Hanger, one of the first amputees of the war, who is pictured with his patented ‘Hanger Limb’, which gave wearers greater functionality than the standard prosthetic of the time.
Workers can also be seen manufacturing prosthetics as they struggled to keep up with the increasing demand.