• Short Summary

    Troops take over French mines as miners strike spread to key pits.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FRENCH TROOPS TAKE OVER MINES".

    St. Etienne & Bethune, France.

    General view of colliery. Long shot of the gendarmes and army troops patrolling on top of coal heaps, destroyed buildings in background. Gendarmes in riot gear patrolling along colliery behind barbed wire. Long shot of the strikers outside colliery throwing stones. Closer shot of the strikers throwing stones over colliery wall. Police retaliate with tear gas - tear gas bomb bursting on road. Police in riot gear running towards strikers. Strikers standing outside colliery gates throwing stones.

    Bethune, France. Long shot of French strikers in procession walking towards camera carrying flags and banners. Long shot of column of French troops marching towards strikers. French strikers walking towards building. Several shots of tight crowd of French strikers. Long shot, French troops advancing through strikers - they fight. Several shots of the fight. Rioter with bloody face being lead away. More shots of the fight between rioters and troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1440.20
    Media URN:
    46982
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:15:00 / 01:29:15:00
    Canister:
    48/87

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