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  • Short Summary

    Blind from St. Dunstan's enjoy themselves on river.

  • Description

    Blind people from St Dustan's enjoy themselves on river.

    Flash frame titles (negative and back to front) read: 'HEROES EVERY ONE! - Despite their affliction, our blinded heroes at St. Dunstan's enjoy themselves on the river as usual.'

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in England.

    Group of men in suits and ties approach, walking through a park with bare trees on a rainy day. Side view as they pass each with arm stretched out on shoulder of man in front. Two more follow; arm in arm.

    Shot of blind man (this one a wounded World War One veteran with several military medals pinned to jacket) climbing into small rowboat; he feels around for the oars. Another man gets in facing him. A pole gives them a shove off. Back view of someone helping an old man into one of the boats; a woman gets in with him; man on dock gives boat a push.

    Recreation; amusement; fun; disabilities; sight; medical; First World War veterans.

    G361

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1848.34
    Media URN:
    71247
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:54:00 / 01:43:34:00
    Canister:
    ON 009 G

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