England’s legless M.P.

Here’s a photo from the November 21 1927 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a British member of parliament who had been caught driving too fast.

Brunel Cohen (1886-1965), whose full name was Benn Jack Brunel Cohen, was an MP from 1918 to 1931. Both of his legs were amputated above the knee after the Third Battle of Ypres, part of the First World War, in 1917. He was knighted in 1943. In 1956, he wrote his autobiography, Count Your Blessings.

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