Tolkien, as an invalided survivor of The Somme, was well aware of the prevalence of disabled soldiers and the difficult life they faced in post-war England. He reflects many of their difficulties in his depictions of war survivors in The Children of Húrin and in The Lord of the Rings.
Holtz Wodzak, Victoria
"Tolkien's Gimpy Heroes,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 37
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol37/iss1/7
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