Broken Wings (1950-1959)


Year: 1950
Country: United Kingdom
Section: chronicle
Tags: bathing, boy, girl
Keywords: Pathe
Description: Cottages in an idyllic rural setting of large trees. Kittens playing. Newly hatched Chicks next to eggs in their nest. Below a little girl with her legs in irons and a club foot (Betty) picks up a fallen chick. She takes it to "Sister", and together they go inside. Betty nursing her doll remembers how she arrived at the home.
A train arrives and Betty is lifted into a stroller. Other handicapped children play in the garden. Flash back to the slums they have come from. The children sit in their beds in a ward playing with toys and dolls. WS chalets. School activities. Resting on stretchers. Babies in prams. Children going to bed and taking a shower.
The children are being led into church, and listen to a sermon. Children playing and pushing prams, playing sports and chess. Ex-boy working as a type setter. Printers at work. Magazine cover showing two Brownie's with the title "Children".
The narrator, Leslie Banks, with Betty sitting on his lap talks to camera. He tells of the great work of the National Children's Home, and Betty says "Thank you very much"
Video Added: 13.08.2020

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