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In an earlier post Don Larsson identified "That Hamilton Woman" (1941) as
presenting a disability image, and indeed it does.
 
You may remember that Nelson at the battle of Copenhagen was ordered to
break off all action. His reply was to place his telescope to his blind eye
and report that he could see no signal. Whereupon he proceeded to win the
battle of Copenhagen.These events are reported to the audience by Vivien
Leigh as Emma Hamilton, but they have a powerful effect on the audience.
 
The film makes Nelson's disability an heroic and military virtue, not just
an unfortunate circumstance to be overcome.
 
Is this a fair assessment, and if so, is this use of disability unique?
 
As always, I appreciate your comments. Thanks.
 
Sincerely,
Peter Latham
 
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