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"In the kingdom of the blind, the St Dunstan's man is king": how blinded WWI soldiers set up their own businesses.
"In the kingdom of the blind, the St Dunstan's man is king": This film shows how a veteran blinded in WWI was able to re-train as a poultry farmer and set up his own egg-selling business.
St Dunstan's, now Blind Veterans UK, was an unusual charity for its time. Rather than consign disabled veterans to institutions, it trained them up to run independent small businesses and work for new employers - what the blind founder Arthur Pearson calls their "second sight". An early attempt at the integration and inclusion of disabled people.