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Victory Over Darkness

A short film showing life at St Dunstan's.

Victory over darkness

'Victory Over Darkness' was filmed in Church Stretton in 1941 and showed St Dunstaners at work and play. 

At just 4 minutes long, the film was narrated by blind veteran Ernest Russell who was also a telephonist at Leeds Civic Hall.

The film shows veterans in hospital beds, Ernest tandem cycling and doing carpentry and other activities ending with an appeal for donations. It was screened all over the country and in 1942 the Ministry of Information incorporated it into a longer film about the work that was being done for the blind in general. 

A snippet of the film is availble here.