Homecoming prisoner, Vienna, Austria, 1946.
Many men returning home from war were not the same people they used to be. This was also the case with this World War II former prisoner. The horrors of war changed him forever, leaving him with deep scars, both physically and emotionally. The man in the photo had to live without one of his legs, for the rest of his life. He can be seen carrying a prosthetic leg in his backpack, to help him have some sort of normal life. In the years following WWII, there were many developments in terms of artificial limbs, mainly due to the vast number of disabled veterans who needed improved prosthetics in order to carry on with their post-war lives.