• Short Summary

    Blind war veterans of St Dunstan's take part in a competition walk at Regent's Park.

  • Description

    Regent's Park, London.

    Various shots of participants preparing for a competition walk. The competitors are all blind war veterans from St Dunstan's.

    M/S of the group of competitors before the start of the race; pan to actor Wilfred Pickles talking to an official. Pickles starts the race and the men start walking. Each blind walker is accompanied by a member of a prominent London walking club; some are attached by a tape around the arm, but most just go by the sound of their escort's footsteps. Spectators watch along the route. Pickles and blind MP Sir Ian Frazer look on.

    L/S of walkers approaching inner circle past camera. C/U of stop watch, pan to official's face. C/U of official marking times. M/S of winner Tommy Gaygan, ex-8th Army - blinded at Tunisia - coming through the finishing tape and walking into the arms of his waiting wife.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:10:00 / 01:29:24:00
    NP 294

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