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Download e-book for iPad: In the Mind's Eye: The Blinded Veterans of St Dunstan's by David Castleton

By David Castleton

Discover the tales of the boys and ladies who sacrificed their sight for his or her state. considering 1915 St Dunstan's (now Blind Veterans united kingdom) has helped millions of war-blinded women and men to rejoin society and stay their lives to the entire. This compelling e-book comprises new study from the St Dunstan's archive and formerly untold tales of the folk, either blind and sighted, excited about the charity through the First and moment international Wars. St Dunstan's was once based through Sir Arthur Pearson, a blind press baron decided to end up that the blind can make a priceless contribution to society. Early St Dunstaners performed soccer opposed to Arsenal; realized to learn braille, sort, row or even shoot; and educated for brand new careers as masseurs, carpenters, switchboard operators and gardeners. As PR officer at St Dunstan's for 35 years, David Castleton labored with a few of the women and men whose tales he tells in his ebook, and gives a different perception into their achievements. Meet irrepressible Tommy Milligan, who misplaced his sight simply months after enlisting on his eighteenth birthday, and Ian Fraser, blinded at the Somme, yet later president of St Dunstan's. David Bell, who misplaced his arms and sight in a North African mine-field, but came across wish and a spouse at St Dunstan's. War-blinded servicewomen additionally joined the charity in the course of the moment global struggle, together with 22-year-old Gwen Obern, blinded and maimed in a manufacturing facility coincidence yet later famed for her making a song, and ATS sergeant Barbara Bell, who grew to become a most sensible physiotherapist.

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