In 1914, The Derbyshire Association for the Blind (DAB) was formed to distribute material aid to blind people throughout Derbyshire, coinciding with the outbreak of the First World War. How important the start of the First World War was to the formation of the DAB is not clear. Nonetheless, during the war years there was a clear increase in service personnel suffering injuries resulting in blindness. Following the end of the First World War the Association became active on behalf of War Veterans returning to Derbyshire from all theatres of war.
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