Title:DUKE OPENS BRAILLE EXHIBITION Duke of Edinburgh pays tribute to Louis Braille and Dr Armitage who founded system of blind reading in Britain last century.
Date:11th June 1952
Great Portland Street, London, England: GV Ext. Exhibition with crowds waiting for Duke. CU Duke of Edinburgh out of car & being greeted. CU Duke shaking hands with personality. Angle V Sign 'CENTENARY EXHIBITION' GV Duke of Edinburgh speaking:- (Nat.sd.) CU Bust of Louis Braille. SV Duke walking towards & stopping by small girl, Helen Starns. SV Duke speaking to Helen & holding her hand. CU Helen Starns reading fairy story from book of braille. (Nat.sd.) SCU Duke walking round exhibition. CU Pan Transcribing machine Pan to women at work. BV Duke watching woman working. CU Women working. GV Pan Braille press. SCU Paper moving thru press. CU Paper coming off press. SCU Duke picking up paper off press & holding & looking at same.
GV Duke of Edinburgh speaking:- "Ladies & Gentlemen, today we commemorate the death 100 years ago of one of mankind's great benefactors, Louis Braille, whose invention of embossed type has given a new sense to blind people all over the world."
CU Helen Starns speaks:-
Natural sound of Helen reading fairy story from book of braille.
Royalty; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten) (b. 1921), Disabled; Exhibitions; Ceremonies - Inauguration; Great Britain
READ, HOOPER, DUDLEY
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