|The regular newsletter for all those who serve the ex-Service community|
Library for the blind is the legacy of wounded soldiers
Talking books were developed after the First World War when thousands of soldiers blinded in action returned from the front and wanted to carry on reading. ‘Typhoon’ by Joseph Conrad and ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ by Agatha Christie were amongst the first books issued on long-playing records.
The service has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of readers. Talking books are now sent via post on
The Talking Book Service, part of RNIB’s National Library Service, contains over 14,000 titles - the largest collection of unabridged audio books in the UK and one of the largest in the world.
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Combating Homelessness amongst Veterans
Thank you for your Issue 8 Summer 2007 edition of Veterans WORLD.
John Littlemore JP
John, many thanks for your letter. You will be pleased to know that Richard Macintyre of The Royal British Legion Village in Aylesford, Kent sits on the Ex-Service Action Group (ESAG) representing your area. The initiatives mentioned in the article are currently based in London but the Ex-Service Fellowship (Recently re-branded as Veterans Aid) takes client referrals from all over the UK and has helped veterans as far off as Australia! Project Compass does have plans to move out to the regions in the future, based on the areas of greatest need.
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