• Short Summary

    Paraplegic war veterans are shown in their new home - built without steps.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Men on Wheels Have Home Without Stairs".

    Isleworth, London. A Ministry of Pensions home for Paraplegics.

    MV Eric Brunner pulling himself into bed from wheel chair, by special overhanging harness.

    MV Paralysis victims playing billiards from wheelchairs. SV Playing cards in wheelchairs. LV Wheelchair dart players. SV George Townsley throwing darts. CU Last dart entering board.

    MV SV patients shaving.

    MV Patients in wheelchairs lining up for Duchess of Gloucester's arrival. MV Towards Duchess of Gloucester arriving to open hospital. LV Wheelchair patients and staff. MV Duchess of Gloucester opening building.

    MV Patients inside building. MV Duchess of Gloucester talking to Mr Batten and his daughter, Beryl.

    MV Cook preparing food in kitchen. LV MV Patients wheeling chairs into dining room. CU Patient applying brake to chair. MV Nurses serving patients. CU man enjoying food.

    SV Easy-opening sliding door. Patient opens it to reveal gym. CU Mr T Melvin rises to try parallel bars. SV Mr Melvin trying bars, stumbles. CU man MV Mr Melvin returns to chair at end of exercise with legs shaking. SV Ron Franklin walking with aid of chair. LV Ron Franklin and Hugh Fowler on crutches walking towards camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1429.12
    Media URN:
    46627
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:25:00 / 01:20:19:00
    Canister:
    49/96

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