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In the Mind's Eye : the Blinded Veterans of St Dunstan's.

Author: David Castleton
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discover the stories of the men and women who sacrificed their sight for their country. Since 1915 St Dunstan's (now Blind Veterans UK) has helped thousands of war-blinded men and women to rejoin society and live their lives to the full. This compelling book includes new research from the St Dunstan's archive and previously untold stories of the people, both blind and sighted, involved in the charity during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Castleton, David.
In the Mind's Eye : The Blinded Veterans of St Dunstan's.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Castleton
ISBN: 9781473831117 1473831113
OCLC Number: 893732224
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Robert Leader; Prologue; Chapter 1 Pearson's Vision; Chapter 2 Regent's Park and Rehabilitation; Chapter 3 St Dunstan's Versus Arsenal; Chapter 4 After-care and Independence; Chapter 5 Appeals and Arguments; Chapter 6 'The Stayer's handicap'; Chapter 7 'A Byword for the Blind at home and Overseas'; Chapter 8 The King is Dead, Long Live the King!; Chapter 9 Government Inquiry; Chapter 10 The 1930s: Recession and Retrenchment; Chapter 11 The Quest for Independent Mobility; Chapter 12 Talking Books; Chapter 13 A Centre Designed for the Blind; Chapter 14 The World at War Again. Chapter 15 Church StrettonChapter 16 Bombs on London; Chapter 17 Prisoners of War; Chapter 18 Survival in the Far East; Chapter 19 Tembani: 'home from home'; Chapter 20 Women at St Dunstan's; Chapter 21 Working in a Sighted World; Chapter 22 Physiotherapy --
the Ideal Profession; Chapter 23 'handy Andies': the Deaf and Blind; Chapter 24 Research; Conclusion: The Blind Leading the Blind; Acknowledgements; Roll of Honour; Bibliography; Index.

Abstract:

Discover the stories of the men and women who sacrificed their sight for their country. Since 1915 St Dunstan's (now Blind Veterans UK) has helped thousands of war-blinded men and women to rejoin society and live their lives to the full. This compelling book includes new research from the St Dunstan's archive and previously untold stories of the people, both blind and sighted, involved in the charity during the First and Second World Wars. St Dunstan's was founded by Sir Arthur Pearson, a blind press baron determined to prove that the blind could make a valuable contribution to society. Early.

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