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  • Short Summary

    Children collecting coal during the coal shortage in London.

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    Coal shortage, London. Full titles read: "A BURNING QUESTION - During present coal shortage, daily supplies are issued for small houses at the L.C.C. dumps."

    Nice M/S of small children crowded together at L.C.C dump (London City Council), they are smiling and laughing, some seem to be fascinated by the camera. A man, (presumably a city council worker) fills a hod with coal using a shovel and empties the hod into a sack. Standing next to him is another small child, he is wearing an overcoat and a flat cap which looks slightly to big. He is holding a small pick axe and half heartedly he hits the pile of coal he is standing on.

    Another nice M/S of the children, as we see boys and girls carrying the large sacks of coal away flung over their shoulders. They smile and appear to be having a good time.

    Note: There is a very working class feel to this film.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:17:00 / 01:29:06:00
    G 634

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