The facial prosthetics of World War I

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  • Opublikowany 8 lis 2018
  • Why World War I's wounded needed a sculptor.
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    World War I’s horrors not only resulted in death, but severe disfigurement. When plastic surgeons were unable to heal the wounded, a unique solution came in play: sculpting.
    Facial prostheses in World War I were a new solution to a difficult problem, and sculptor and writer Anna Coleman Ladd led these efforts for the American Red Cross in France. She made more than 150 masks for the wounded in an effort to provide some semblance of normalcy after their severe injuries.
    These masks were made by making casts of the wounded faces, and then sculpting restored faces from that. Those sculptures were then used as a cast for thin copper-plated attachments, which were then attached to the wounded soldier’s face and painted. Though the process wasn’t restorative, it did provide some comfort to the wounded.
    That experience shaped Anna Coleman Ladd’s art as well. When she returned to America, she was willing to depict the horrors of war in her War Memorial, as well as the possibility for a new and better day ahead. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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Komentarze • 1 243

  • Sunlight til night 12342

    Is anyone else disturbed like if your disturbed like I am

  • Sunlight til night 12342

    Why do wars happen one bullet can cause 10 million to die and 20 million that got injured

  • Brawler197
    Brawler197 10 dni temu

    The reverse music is super annoying

  • Logan Paschedag_FightingComet4

    The music while showing faces with serious injuries makes it more terrifying

  • karen he
    karen he Miesiąc temu

    this is so sad ;-;

  • Kevin Doyle
    Kevin Doyle Miesiąc temu

    Stop stealing the great wars content and be original

  • Da_Queen_Regg
    Da_Queen_Regg Miesiąc temu

    I never really thought of this, when you see movies they get shot on the legs, arms, chest. Never in the face, i guess that made me forgot that this type of things also happened

  • xriiju
    xriiju Miesiąc temu

    yo I was watching a historical anime that includes prosthetics yesterday then today this video gets _recommended to me_

  • Taufiq Buss
    Taufiq Buss Miesiąc temu

    Actually world war did not happen in history. Trust me

  • The Yeetmeister
    The Yeetmeister Miesiąc temu

    It's pronounced "sOm" not "sUm"

  • MissCatValkyrie
    MissCatValkyrie Miesiąc temu

    Just from watching the intro, I immediately have nightmares.

  • sillysallyceli
    sillysallyceli Miesiąc temu

    God I would loved these photos to be colorized

  • LMurray31 '
    LMurray31 ' Miesiąc temu

    Did he just pronounce 'Somme' some?

  • why not -_-
    why not -_- Miesiąc temu

    I know that i didnt start the war or could help cause i wanst even born but i feel guilty for some reason and rly sad when u see there faces deformed and the pain they went through

  • Jack Boisseau
    Jack Boisseau Miesiąc temu

    This might be Vox’s best work

  • Bread
    Bread Miesiąc temu

    I don’t wanna be that guy but he pronounced “Somme” as “some” at 1:04

  • Papillons
    Papillons Miesiąc temu +1

    At least give some credit to Gilles and Mcindoe, they managed to completely revolutionise these veterans lives

  • Parker Hopkins
    Parker Hopkins Miesiąc temu

    2/3rds of people on moth sides died of disease

  • spy4863
    spy4863 Miesiąc temu

    How sad for those poor veterans. Even sadder was how the USA burned them even worse once they returned home, especially those that were disfigured and disabled. Many could not find work because of their disabilities and disfigurements. There was no Social Security, no Veterans Benefits, no Relief or Welfare. Many found themselves living in the streets, relying on the charity of others.

  • not an Com
    not an Com Miesiąc temu

    WW1 was not all about tanks, it wasnt much of a mechanized war

  • 516 Galaxy
    516 Galaxy Miesiąc temu

    Your voice is creepy I'm out

  • Cookeh Animations
    Cookeh Animations Miesiąc temu +1

    Only a coward gets others to fight for him

  • Just-in K.
    Just-in K. Miesiąc temu +1


  • Khaji Null
    Khaji Null Miesiąc temu

    Someone help me understand the end

  • rickiesr 21
    rickiesr 21 Miesiąc temu

    Bring back die Kaiser und der Kaiserreich

  • Loliloveunicorns _
    Loliloveunicorns _ Miesiąc temu

    Why am I watching this. I should be sleeping

  • Captain Licorice
    Captain Licorice Miesiąc temu

    Just wanted to say I loved this video but I still disliked it because vox

  • Chris
    Chris Miesiąc temu

    like 5 pics were in this

  • goldtitan 337
    goldtitan 337 Miesiąc temu

    War. War never changes

  • Jeff Carroll
    Jeff Carroll Miesiąc temu

    Why the terrible music?

  • fluffy Alex
    fluffy Alex Miesiąc temu

    What's the theme in the background?

  • Runaway Boy
    Runaway Boy Miesiąc temu +2

    The moustache helps quite a lot with it

  • Benjamin Gibson
    Benjamin Gibson Miesiąc temu

    It's official. Vox now copies 99pi podcast

  • _CRIMS0N R3D_
    _CRIMS0N R3D_ Miesiąc temu

    3:20 okay but why does that look like handsome Squidward?

  • Kampfhund
    Kampfhund Miesiąc temu

    You are Dr. Isabel Maru, the most talented chemist in the German army. I am a fan.

  • J G
    J G Miesiąc temu

    This reminds me of the stories my father told me about my great-grandfather, wo had to serve in both world wars. It was a miracle that he survived them without serious injuries. When my father asked him as a child what he saw there and experienced, he told him only about how they prepared for attacks, the exhausting traveling, etc. He never wanted to talk about the horrors he had to endure. Friends and comrades dying in front of his eyes, either due to wounds or illnesses or exhaustion. The sounds of bombs being thrown off of the planes. He didn't talk about these things because he wanted to live on a decent life with his loving family. Remembering the war made him feel angry, sad, tired. Scared. He passed away shortly before I was born, so I never got to talk to him directly. I wish more people in this world could talk to those that experienced those that had to face such horrors, to understand why this should never happen. But it still does, in some countries, people still have to experience similar events. Why do we have to do this? Why do people think this is the right solution? Why?

  • superpea 98
    superpea 98 Miesiąc temu

    I though that this king of thing came later on but I'm impressed

  • Members Only Media
    Members Only Media Miesiąc temu

    this is so sad

  • meme expert420
    meme expert420 Miesiąc temu

    Ww1 was a war too modern for the soldiers and for there countries.

  • Joseanna R.A.
    Joseanna R.A. Miesiąc temu

    I just thought that the disfigured soldiers were walking around and showing their battle woods. I would have never guessed

  • Jayson Turcios
    Jayson Turcios Miesiąc temu +1

    Y’all watch wonder women and saw that “lady”

  • DauxzoGaming
    DauxzoGaming Miesiąc temu +1

    The old days are terrifiying. Like a horror film. I cannot imagine living at that period of time.

  • Justin abraham mac
    Justin abraham mac Miesiąc temu

    No war 🙏

  • Radeon
    Radeon Miesiąc temu

    Imagine actually getting shot by a musket ball in the civil war
    it must be so embarrassing actually getting hit by a gun that misses 90% of the time

  • CheesecakeLasagna
    CheesecakeLasagna Miesiąc temu

    Wtf even does that ending quote mean?

  • Shin Lancelot
    Shin Lancelot Miesiąc temu

    I love video made by vox but when they go political I hate them, cuz many things they say are opposite of my oponion, thus I have hate love for VOX.

  • Random not so Popular youtuber

    Why do you have to use creepy music it seems like a really interesting topic but you ruin it by using this music that makes it seem like these guy are going to haunt you in your sleep

  • gileloldug
    gileloldug Miesiąc temu +9

    i truly respect these soldiers but i'm definitely gonna have nightmares.

  • Arthur5260
    Arthur5260 Miesiąc temu

    A whole generation decimated. I wonder if one of those killed could've cured cancer? We will never know.

  • Muhammad Mehdi
    Muhammad Mehdi Miesiąc temu

    America is the War Crimnal till Date

  • Thatonedeepseaguy Films
    Thatonedeepseaguy Films Miesiąc temu

    We should put these artifacts in an art museum and in a art history museum.

  • Sam Briggs
    Sam Briggs Miesiąc temu

    Incredible video. However I just wanted to mention that the photo of a tank appears to be of a Christie tank made in America in the early 30s. This takes nothing away from this moving video. I just wanted to bring it to your attention

  • Federico Ezequiel Mackin
    Federico Ezequiel Mackin Miesiąc temu

    excellent piece

  • RammusTheArmordillo
    RammusTheArmordillo 2 miesięcy temu

    Well that's absolutely terrifying

  • Fires Animations
    Fires Animations 2 miesięcy temu

    Ww1 was the peck of modern warfare but we should remember the. Men that died

  • BadaBing
    BadaBing 2 miesięcy temu

    Boardwalk empire?

  • Sergeant Pickles
    Sergeant Pickles 2 miesięcy temu

    Just for reference it’s pronounced ‘the somm’ rather than ‘some’. The First World War was truly a horrific and pointless tragedy and I think some part of it will always linger in the minds of people particularly from Britain and France. I remember reading a Wilfred Owen poem in class when I was 10 and tearing up, the tragedy felt so immediate and so real. Really good video though.

  • NT
    NT 2 miesięcy temu

    Anyone know the Name of this Music Piece?

  • Geodasher3000
    Geodasher3000 2 miesięcy temu

    im just thinking of that lady from Wonder Woman

  • Lovely Farts Spinosaurus
    Lovely Farts Spinosaurus 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Why did he say Somme as some?

  • Calvin Ye
    Calvin Ye 2 miesięcy temu

    This is the "side effect" of having good enough medicines to consistently survive an infection.

  • Shudderz
    Shudderz 2 miesięcy temu

    Skyrim probably took from this.

  • ThisKid
    ThisKid 2 miesięcy temu

    I feel bad for looking at their injuries

  • Nicky Nacky Noo
    Nicky Nacky Noo 2 miesięcy temu +1

    "Unextraordinary"...wouldn't that be ordinary. 🤔 isn't something either ordinary or extraordinary?
    Genuine question.

  • Ghelma
    Ghelma 2 miesięcy temu

    The editing of this video is like its made by someone trying out his first video editing software. Effects? Lets use all of them! Show the artwork the video is about? NOT DYNAMIC ENOUGH. Lets halve the picture and then remove one quarter of it, flip it and have it flashing all over the screen while adding the sound of my weezing fart in reverse. ART!

  • SouthernGhost 1865
    SouthernGhost 1865 2 miesięcy temu

    I watched on WW1 in color that they called those injuries or people I can’t remember “Broken Faces”

  • Rob
    Rob 2 miesięcy temu

    I would have just shot myself.

  • spengi the strange engie
    spengi the strange engie 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Those are some pretty schwanky prosthetic mustaches

  • Levi Rajda
    Levi Rajda 2 miesięcy temu +2

    Thes vox videos are good. Y'all should stay away from politics.

  • samjdavies
    samjdavies 2 miesięcy temu +1

    1:03 Yes, the devastating Battle of the Sum

  • CharlieBrown
    CharlieBrown 2 miesięcy temu


  • aneurysm
    aneurysm 2 miesięcy temu +2

    waitwait, so maybe that's why those cartoon disguises are also glasses and a moustache-

  • Ryan Foley
    Ryan Foley 2 miesięcy temu +2

    You miss pronounce somme

  • Piano Yodsaeng
    Piano Yodsaeng 2 miesięcy temu

    Is that plastic surgery then?

  • Hisham Alhusaini
    Hisham Alhusaini 2 miesięcy temu

    Glasses rly do hide flaws like for me i have rly bad eye bags but my glasses somehow make them disapear

  • Phill Greenland
    Phill Greenland 2 miesięcy temu


  • whatsgoingon07
    whatsgoingon07 2 miesięcy temu

    This makes me think of the character Richard Harrow from boardwalk empire

  • Lila Italian Last Name
    Lila Italian Last Name 2 miesięcy temu

    Wow. Powerful

  • Torin G
    Torin G 2 miesięcy temu

    Anyone here from Boardwalk Empire?

  • Demahsa Music
    Demahsa Music 2 miesięcy temu +5

    These days kids play call of duty and romanticize war.

    • LiL bOi
      LiL bOi Miesiąc temu +2

      be happy that you didin't have to dig in piss and mud just so you won't get shot and then seeing a yellow gas coming into your trench

    • G i e g u e
      G i e g u e 2 miesięcy temu +1

      War is sweet for those who never experienced it.

  • Heinz Guderian
    Heinz Guderian 2 miesięcy temu +1

    If someone farts, I'm gonna yell lethal gas attack

  • Ishaan Menon
    Ishaan Menon 3 miesięcy temu

    What is the name of her post war sculpture that is shown here?

  • Pj Beattie
    Pj Beattie 3 miesięcy temu

    why can yanks never pronounce words properly Just called the Somme 'some'

  • FBI
    FBI 3 miesięcy temu

    The only good Vox video.

  • Tabrez Khan
    Tabrez Khan 3 miesięcy temu

    They say learning by your mistakes is best lesson but world deosn't learn from mistake so they are ready for another war..

  • Nick Jonas
    Nick Jonas 4 miesięcy temu

    👏👏👏👏👏 heroes

  • Eddy Stylez
    Eddy Stylez 4 miesięcy temu

    The things they don't want you to know in history class.

  • Donald. Ardy Hitler
    Donald. Ardy Hitler 4 miesięcy temu

    What a Small Video

  • Caffeinated Nation
    Caffeinated Nation 4 miesięcy temu +1

    And the people still didn't care and went on for world war II, Korea, Vietnam and on and on...

  • T McDowell
    T McDowell 4 miesięcy temu

    Boardwalk empire

  • Funtimez
    Funtimez 5 miesięcy temu


  • 美絵流ーちゃん
    美絵流ーちゃん 5 miesięcy temu

    It’s making me irritated when i look at some of the comments in this comment section. Some of them are such hypocrites. I won’t explain why. Since, it’s such a hassle when i try to say things that these people won’t accept.

  • Kai Nguyen
    Kai Nguyen 5 miesięcy temu

    Not sure if you guys will see this but you should make a video on WWII's Unit 731

  • shmog shmog
    shmog shmog 5 miesięcy temu

    Most likely its not his fault but the narrator needs to highten his knowledge of the first world war and keep his translations good because he is simply not the right guy to narrate this.

  • Skulltruck08
    Skulltruck08 5 miesięcy temu

    Don't join the army

  • Gaven Seeton
    Gaven Seeton 5 miesięcy temu

    I wonder if world peace will ever be achievable.. maybe with the invention of AI if humanity decides not to cut the program off. Maybe with literal super intelligence being gifted to the masses. We'll all realise that people are just people. And should do nothing but help each other to gain this happiness our species so desperately needs.

  • Twenty Seven
    Twenty Seven 5 miesięcy temu

    This is the content we want. No one needs or wants Vox as a political/moral arbiter. THIS... this is what you are here for

  • filip bodnar
    filip bodnar 5 miesięcy temu

    And there I was thinking that Richard Harrows mask was just some made up BS to make the character more interesting

  • ᴍʀ. sɴᴜɢɢʟᴇs
    ᴍʀ. sɴᴜɢɢʟᴇs 5 miesięcy temu

    This is actually amazing tho!

  • Avery Martin
    Avery Martin 5 miesięcy temu

    Real pieces of art.