Material relating to the newsreel story "Braille Centenary" - 52/49
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Braille Centenary" - 52/49.
Mute version of Newsreel Story - first shot not superimposed.
Great Portland Street, London.
CU Hands reading across a page of Braille text. SV. Exterior, Braille Centenary Exhibition sign. SV. Interior Two men at the Solid Dot Braille printing machine. SV. Braille sheets coming out of printing machine. CU. Old type transcribing machine showing hammer and punch, pan up to new type transcribing machine, with blind operator at work. TV. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on platform. CU. Duke speaking. (NAT. snd.) How it has enabled people to overcome the daily difficulties of living without eyesight in the seeing world. How it has made it possible for blind people to be independent, self supporting citizens, contributors to the national strength." SV. "Braille has made the effort to conquer blindness an international crusade and thereby sows the potent seed of understanding and goodwill between nations". SV. Two girls seated at desks working with Braille. GV. Interior, Duke of Edinburgh looking at printing press. SV. Duke examining Braille sheets. SBV. Duke, pan to two women operating transcribing machine. SCU. Blind operator, at transcribing machine. SV. Duke looking down and talking to little Helen Starns who is about to read a section from Braille book to him. CU. Helen Starns reading from Braille book. (It sounds like something from 'Winnie The Pooh'.) SV. Duke walks over to another little girl CU. Hands moving across Braille book. SV. Bust of Louis Braille. People gathered at exhibition.