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Military Amputees Get 'Bionic Legs'

Former soldiers who lost limbs during active service will be guaranteed the most up-to- date prosthetic limbs available after the government announced a £6.5m funding boost. The latest technology micro processor limbs, known as "bionic legs", will be available to all members of the armed forces who have been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. The £6.5 million in new funding has been made available from the Treasury's special reserve by Chancellor George Osborne. At Headley Court Military Rehabilitation Centre military personnel were keen to try out the legs.

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    4499124 Jun 12, 2014

    After five yrs. the army including 30 mos. in W. Germany ending in early '65 I started college in San Diego in the summer. Later at San Diego State Univ. I recall two 'Nam vets who had prosthetic arms...primitive vs. state of the art today. During the Civil War, the main industry in the state of Mississippi was making artificial limbs. See some Civil War photos of soldiers with terrible wounds from Minie balls to shrapnel.

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