President of Poland at the celebrations of St. Barbara, the patron saint of miners.
Upper Silesia, Poland.
MS. A cage landing at pit bottom, personalities alight including President of Poland Boleslaw Bierut (with small moustache) and Mr Hilary Minc, Minister of Industry. President and other dignitaries attend the celebrations of St. Barbara, the patron saint of miners. CU. Boleslaw Bierut walks towards camera. Various shots of religious ceremony being held in the underground chapel. CU. President Bierut decorating miners for services. MS. President Bierut leading the Polonaise dance at the St. Barbara Ball in a dancing hall. Various shots of people dancing. CU. Cut-in shots of President Bierut and Minister Minc applauding. LS. General view of inauguration of the new school year in the Miners Academy in Cracow. CU. Cut-in of miners in their special uniforms. MS. Miners perform an ancient rite by jumping over crossed swords.
Date found in the old file 16/01/1948.