• Short Summary

    Disabled World War One veteran George Stanton makes model flowers from feathers.

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    Star and Garter Home for Disabled Ex-Servicemen, Richmond, London.

    C/U pile of feathers, hand comes into picture and takes a bunch. M/S nurse hands feathers to disabled World War One veteran George Stanton seated at table. George trims the feathers into the shape of leaves, nurse watches. C/U sticking feathers leaves together at the base to resemble the petals of a flower. He takes a piece of wire and binds it to form stamens of model flower. He inserts stamens into the centre of the petals.

    C/U George cutting off a length of piping to act as the stem. He attaches the stem by threading the wire on the stamens through it. C/U binding leaves onto the stem. C/U finished flower (tulip). George hands nurse the flower which she places in with a bowl of flowers he has previously made.

    The two look at other things he has made. C/U wall decoration consisting of birds and butterflies on a twig. C/U one of the birds. C/U another decoration - looks like bird sitting on log and looking at owl. C/U another decoration of black boy and girl.

    George's hands are disfigured by bad arthritis.

    Note: newspaper article on file.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:56:00 / 01:44:35:00
    NP 517

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