“By no means earlier than has the issue of discovering employment for blind males been so huge as at current, when the European struggle has added tens of 1000’s to the already massive variety of such unfortunates. Just lately, nevertheless, the French have additionally endeavored to create varied diversions for these whom the struggle has disadvantaged of their sight, amongst which is fencing. To the lay thoughts it’s certainly tough to conceive how an lively sport comparable to fencing will be indulged in by sightless individuals. But fencing tournaments wherein blind males are the one members at the moment are frequent in Paris.”
—Scientific American, April 1916
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