‘This Honourable Obligation’: The King's National Roll Scheme for Disabled Ex-Servicemen 1915–1944

  title={‘This Honourable Obligation’: The King's National Roll Scheme for Disabled Ex-Servicemen 1915–1944},
  author={Meaghan Kowalsky},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={567 - 584}
  • Meaghan Kowalsky
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Sociology
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
The King's National Roll Scheme (KNRS) was an employment programme implemented for disabled ex-servicemen of the First World War. It was practical, innovative and ahead of its time. However, whilst it has been subject to examination in recent disability history studies, it has generally been ignored in both Great War and disability historiography. Indeed, very little secondary material exists on the scheme, despite a plethora of material surrounding postwar reconstruction itself. This article… 
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