This Is Tragedy 1966

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    Aberfan, Wales.

    GV. Pan, the Aberfan area with men working at school building after being crashed in landslide. LV. Crowds of men working, clearing rubble. SV. Line of men pass buckets of slag away from the area. SV. Men digging, & LV. LV. Men working at school, & LV. They are working in one of the classrooms. CU. Man digging, & SV.

    GV. The two tips above the village. Zoom back to show path of the slide to village. GV. Pan from the tip of the slide to the school. GV. Men working. SV. Mechanical shovel, & LV. LV. Men working as shovel backs out with full load. CU. Miner. CU. Another miner. CU. Another miner. CU. Another miner. CU. Another miner. LV. Two men carry child's body away on stretcher. CU. Pan, miners watching. LV. Men digging in slag. CU. Pan as another body is carried away, & LV. LV. Men digging. LV. Men working inside the school, & SV.

    GV. Crowded street. LV. Another body is carried away. CU. Women watching. SV. Woman with three children watching. CU. Father holding his small son's hand. LV. Two more bodies are carried away. CU. Woman weeping. LV. Mechanical shovel moving slag. CU. Dust grind miner. GV. Pan, men digging on the pile of rubble and slag around school. CU. Miner watching. CU. Old woman. LV. Another body is carried away. CU. Miner puts his helmet back on. GV. Men working around school, & CU.

    GV. At night, men working where a house was engulfed and a fire in the house has set the slag burning, & GV. & LV. & SV. SV. Man using pick. GV. Men working under floodlight, & SV. SV. Mechanical shovel. LV. Pan, crowds of men working under lights in front of a row of houses. CU. Man using shovel, & LV. SV. Pan, another body is carried away. SV. Pan, another body is carried away. SV. Bodies on stretchers on the ground. GV. Men working on the site. CU. Pan, firemen working. SV. Two men shovelling. CU.

    GV. The area with smoke rising from burning slag. GV. Men working on the site on Saturday morning, & LV. LV. Men working. CU. Man working with pick. CU. Young man shovelling up the slag. SV. Women of the Civil Defence serving tea to workers, & CU. CU. Miner drinking. CU. Two more men working. CU. Young miner with long hair drinking tea. GV. Men working around school site. LV. As body is brought up on stretcher from site where it has just been found. CU. Miner looking. CU. Young man looking. CU. Elderly woman, Civil Defence worker, looking. CU. Man looking, & CU. LV. Pan, stretcher being carried past school. CU. Woman weeping. LV. Stretcher being carried along. CU. Woman crying. LV. Men and women weeping, walking along street, & SV. SV. Lord Snowdon walking with police officers. GV. Men working where slag is still burning, & LV. One man climbs up the heap and disappears into smoke.

    LV. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, walking with police officer. CU. Pan, Prince Philip walking. GV. Men working in demolished end of school, which has now been partially cleared of the slag. LV. Prince Philip watching men working. CU. Prince Philip. LV. Pan, men working in school, & GV. LV. Pan, men working on pile of slag, & GV. CU. Young man in crowd.

    General view of the Rhondda Valley. GV. Rhondda valley showing very high tips. GV. Tip towering over no working pit. LV. Pit head, & GV. LV. Pit head. LV. Locked gates. CU. Padlock on gates. GV. Slag tips towering over village. SV. Pan, two miners who have just come off shift. CU. Pan, miners. GV. Tip over village, & AS. GV. Another tip towers over row of cottages. LV. Two small boys walking along path on the tip. GV. Slag tips, pan to village in valley. GV. From village showing the tips high above the houses. General view of the Rhondda Valley.

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