The deaf during World War I

When World War I broke out in Europe, there was no
emergency warning systems to alert the deaf to
dangers ahead. For that reason, some deaf people
have paid the price.

Did the deaf Europeans contribute to the war effort?
Yes – in different ways. Some dug out tunnels, some
worked in war factories and even some fought on the
war front!

They were not allowed to fight, but it didn’t stop
some of them from sneaking in fight on the war grounds.

Some were recognized for their efforts whereas others
were ignored.