Martin Roemers

, UNITED KINGDOM

Ron Tingay (b. UK, 1924), blinded veteran from the Second World War (WWII). "I turned my head because I thought that my friend Wally was hit by a Japanese bullet. At that moment, a mortar grenade fell in our trench and I got hit in the face. I have been blind ever since. That was in Mandalay, Burma. I believe in predestination. If you are predestined for something like that, than you will get it. Afterwards, I proceeded against the Armstrong airplane manufacturer. I was not allowed to work there because they didn't hire blind people. I won the trial but I didn't want the job anymore. Other blind men did go to work there. I was a shoemaker for ten years and after that I worked in an ammunition factory. We made test bombs. I now have plastic eyes. They look very real. I was once talking to a woman to whom I told I have artificial eyes. She asked me if I could see well with them. To answer her, I took them out."

Object Name
Copyright
Martin Roemers
City
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Restrictions
Not available in Austria, Germany, The Netherlands or Switzerland.

**Minimum fees apply - please contact agency before ordering.**
Max size
High Resolution
4724 x 4724 pixels
40 x 40 cm (300 dpi)
15.75 x 15.75 inch (300 dpi)
5.1 MB size on disk
powered by infradox.com