• Short Summary

    Miners in Wales discuss the possible introduction of foreign labour into the pits.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathe Industrial Survey No 7 - Mines Need DP Labour - A Reply From Wales."

    Wales. People from Welsh coal mines talk about the possibility of bringing in Displaced Persons to dig for coal.

    MS LS Displaced persons in Europe - They are men taken from their homes to work by the Germans.

    MS&CU Arthur Horner, Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), speaking (nat sound). He wants improvements in pay and conditions for miners to encourage British people to become miners and regards the use of foreign workers as an emergency measure only.

    LS elevated views of Cardiff with chimneys smoking.

    Exterior of terraced row of typical miners' houses in the Rhondda Valley. MS Hector Bartlett a typical miner, and family sitting round their hearth with John Parsons. CU Bartlett giving his opinion about Displaced Persons. (nat sound) CU cut in shots of his wife and daughter.

    LS a street of miners' homes at Peny Craig, near Tonypandy. LS inside the miners' lodge at Peny Craig, men are gathered round a table drinking glasses of beer. Interviews with miners on their views.

    Pan over industrial site in Welsh valley.

    LS MS A train loaded with displaced persons entering a station.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:36:00 / 01:15:49:00

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