Blind soldiers regatta at Putney, WW1
Blinded soldiers from St. Dunstan's home for blinded sailor and soldiers in Regent's Park, rowing in the boat they rowed to victory over the students of Westminster College. They won two races out of three. Previous to coaching for this regatta, none of the men had previously rowed before so their victory was all the more remarkable. A launch filled with other blind soldiers of St. Dunstan's and their friends followed the race with enthusiastic cheering. The victorious crew pictured are from left to right, Private Steele (2nd Scottish Rifles), Private Millegan (Irish Guards), Gunner Bates (RHA) and Corporal Pettitt (King's Royal Rifles). Date: 1915
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Poster, Scotts flight from England to Australia
Poster, Royal Matinee, Queen's Hall, London, CWA Scott AFC will tell his graphic story of the flight from England to Australia in under 3 days. Present, the Duke and Duchess of York, with Lord Wakefield in the Chair.
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Herzogin Cecilie nearing Falmouth, Cornwall
The Herzogin Cecilie, a German four mast barque (Windjammer), named after German Crown Princess Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), nearing Falmouth, Cornwall, after one of her many races round the world. On her final race in 1936 she ran onto some rocks, was beached near Salcombe, and was gradually broken up by the waves. The remains are still on the seabed."
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