• Short Summary

    Report on the energy crisis of 1947 when bad weather increased demand for electricity and coal for heating, decreased the productiveness of the pits, and made difficult the transportation of coal from the pits to the factories and power stations.

  • Description

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    COAL. The Coal Crisis - Colliers getting through the seas with their cargoes-Trains loaded with coal - coal heavers at work. Gaumont-British News has generators installed to save electricity and gas etc.

    COLLIERY & COLLIERS Shots of colliers having got through with coal cargoes

    MILITARY BRITISH Paratroopers collecting wood to keep cook-house going.

    Bicycle power driving compressor in factory during 'switch off' period

    RAILWAYS Trains ploughing through snow - coal trucks loaded with coal-coal heavers.

    SNOW Village of Padfield completely snow covered - clearing snow from roads in Derbyshire - troops digging snow away

    Gaumont British having generator installed

    Energy; Post War; Industry; Weather; Military
    Background: Report on the energy crisis of 1947 when bad weather increased demand for electricity and coal for heating, decreased the productiveness of the pits, and made difficult the transportation of coal from the pits to the factories and power stations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASNZR1T6JQI7MTKX7A6OB742K
    Media URN:
    VLVASNZR1T6JQI7MTKX7A6OB742K
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1947
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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