French coal strike at St. Etienne in France.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
French coal miners clash with police at St. Etienne.
St. Etienne, France.
MS. Police on guard outside mine in St. Etienne - three shots. MS. Police jamming door with iron bar. CU. Soldier laying barbed wire. MS. Troops walking through pit area. MS. Troops walking behind barbed wire entanglement. MS. Troops taking up guard positions - two shots. MS. Soldier laying barbed wire across road. MS. Group of strikers outside entrance to pit. MS. Soldiers guarding pit gates. MS. Soldier on guard behind wire entanglements. MS. & CU. Helmets and guns leaning against pile of pit props. MS. Police guarding railway lines. MS. Police on guard on roof - three shots. MS. Soldiers preparing food in an emergency field kitchen, & CU. MS. Soldier on guard. MS. Soldiers on guard on elevated foot bridge. MS. Strikers throwing stones at the guards. MS. Guards charge at strikers. Various shots of guards and strikers throwing stones and chasing down hillside. MS. Towards, strikers running away. Various shots of the strikers running away. Tear gas bombs bursting amongst miners. MS. Miners hurrying away from the troops. MS. Striker throwing stones. CU. Woman tending injured miner's hand. Several shots of crowds of strikers walking along roads. Soldiers on guard outside pit. MS. Soldiers dragging barbed wire entanglements across road. MS. Soldiers running about in all directions. MS. Elevated, soldiers standing behind cable drums. MS. Soldiers on guard - three shots. MS. One of the injured miners being carried away. MS. Another injured striker being helped away by his comrades.
Date found in the old record - 26/10/1948.