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  • Description

    Full title reads: "COAL BOARD TURNS TEACHER".

    Cambridgeshire.

    Top shot of a training camp for workers from Europe who will work as miners. Two busses bringing new arrivals. Close up shot of a notice board 'Bottisham Hostel'. Close up shot of one of the newly arrivals (Bill from Yugoslavia) as he gets off the bus and is greeted by other men. Pan along the group. Close up of the man's head, pan own to his bag. Men moving off with bags.

    Various shots of the village with camp seen. Various shots of the general activities in the camp. Men are talking, cleaning shoes, washing, writing letters etc.

    Bill walking towards camera. Close up shot of a notice 'Canteen No 1". Bill goes into canteen. Menu cards in Russian. Various shots inside the canteen, men queuing for food, getting the food, eating etc. Bill gets his food and sits down to eat it. Several shots of the men learning basic English.

    Note: It is evident from this item that most of the men are from Eastern Europe, including Russians.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46264
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1420.17
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:20:00 / 01:26:34:00
    Canister:
    48/8
    Sort Number:
    48/008
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    1940s and 1950s mining
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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