Bevin boys are drafted into the coal mines to provide fuel for transport of supplies.
Item title reads - Coal mining trainees report.
M/S pan down a coal mine, Bevin boys arrive, they have been drafted into mines instead of armed services. They come out with helmets and put their boots on. They get instruction in mining on a model. M/S as they are issued with safety lamps. They walk along towards the pit. The camera pans across the grinning boys.
Various shots of coal being unloaded from ship at a dock somewhere in Italy. M/S of army stoker at work in railway engine. Various shots of steam engine pulling away from quay loaded with coal.