World War One - Blind Veterans UK

A collection of Word War One era images providing an engrossing insight into the history of Blind Veteran's UK (previously St Dunstan's) during the war years.
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This postcard shows Sergeant-Major Middlemiss, who was blinded by shrapnel during the Galipolli campaign in 1915. He joined Blind Veterans UK, formally known as St Dunstan's, to learn how to read brail and to type. #BlindVeteransUK #WarPostcards #FirstWorldWar #WorldWarOne #PaintedPostcards

This postcard shows Sergeant-Major Middlemiss, who was blinded by shrapnel during the Galipolli campaign in He joined Blind Veterans UK, formally known as St Dunstan's, to learn how to read brail and to type.

Nurses guiding a group of World War One veterans in bandages #blindveteransuk #blind #veterans #worldwarone #ww1

Nurses guiding a group of World War One veterans in bandages

Postcards were sold to raise funds for the soldiers who were blinded in the First World War. This one is titled "Blinded" and came in a pack of six. #BlindVeteransUK #FirstWorldWar #PaintedPostcards #Postcards

Postcards were sold to raise funds for the soldiers who were blinded in the First World War. This one is titled "Blinded" and came in a pack of six.

This postcard, titled "Blinded for You," was sold during the First World War to rise funds for Blind Veterans UK. #BlindVeteransUK #FirstWorldWar #PaintedPostcards #Postcards

This postcard, titled "Blinded for You," was sold during the First World War to rise funds for Blind Veterans UK.

This postcard "When the Night Sets in the Sun is Down" was part a set of five created to rasie funds for the blinded soldiers in the First World War. #BlindVeteransUK #FirstWorldWar #PaintedPostcards #Postcards

This postcard "When the Night Sets in the Sun is Down" was part a set of five created to rasie funds for the blinded soldiers in the First World War.

Blind Veterans UK West House.  Blind Veterans UK have had centres in Brighton since soon after we were founded in 1915. The centre at West House in the Kemp Town area of the city opened on 1st August 1917 and we continued to use it even after our current centre at Ovingdean opened in 1938. It closed in 1995.  #blindveteransuk #blind #veterans #worldwarone #ww1

Timeline of the history of Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan's with information about the archives held by the organisation and useful links

This photographic postcard shows wounded soldiers from the First World War, many with eye wounds and some who were completely blind. The photo was taken by Mr E. C. Cook of Fulham Road, London.  #WarPhotography #BlindVeteransUK #FirstWorldWar #WorldWarOne

This photographic postcard shows wounded soldiers from the First World War, many with eye wounds and some who were completely blind. The photo was taken by Mr E. Cook of Fulham Road, London.

During our 99 year history, Blind Veterans UK, have produced a series of postcards. This one is from the First World War and is titled "Blinded for You" #BlindVeteransUK #FirstWorldWar #PaintedPostcards #Postcards

During our 99 year history, Blind Veterans UK, have produced a series of postcards. This one is from the First World War and is titled "Blinded for You"

Sergeant John McAuley presiding as an athletic Sports coach at Blind Veterans UK 1918. John McAulay was a Sergeant in the Scots Guards during the First World War. He won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Cambrai. After the war had ended, he helped our men in Regent’s Park with physical training and tug-of-war, before returning to his pre-war work with the City of Glasgow Police. #blindveteransuk #blind #veterans #worldwarone #ww1

Timeline of the history of Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan's with information about the archives held by the organisation and useful links

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