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“Victory Over Blindness” – St Dunstan’s Hostel for Blinded Soldiers and Sailors

‘Do not pity the blinded soldiers, but try to understand them.  Give them all the sympathy and help you possibly can.  Encourage them in their growing spirit of independence.’  [Sir Arthur Pearson, 1918]       “The gates to St Dunstan's Hospital, London. A charitable organisation established in 1914 by newspaper proprietor Arthur Pearson (later Sir Arthur Pearson G.B.E), St Dunstan's sought to assist blind ex-servicemen and women in attaining as normal a life as was pos

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