Whitehaven - Again "King Coal" Takes Toll (1931)

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    Full title reads: "Whitehaven. Again 'King Coal' takes Toll. 28 miners lose their lives in terrible explosion two miles under sea from the shaft of the Haig Pit." Whitehaven, Cumbria. Shots of miners gathered outside colliery building. Members of the Salvation Army and St. John's Ambulance are also there. A body is carried along on a stretcher by miners. Two policemen salute as the corpse passes. Another body is carried into a building. (The voiceover explains that the disaster in coal mine took place in a seam cut out under the sea. As well as an explosion there was a problem with gas.) Version also on tape PM0709 - looks the same. FILM ID:757.23 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/
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    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPg_HiBPPY
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 months, 1 week ago
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