• Short Summary

    Mining disaster in Germany; only 70 miners are rescued, 11 of those are dead.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Ruhr Mine Explosion Traps 550".

    Monopol-Grimberg coal mine, Unna, Near Dortmund, Germany.

    L/S of pit head. Pan down pit head showing piles of debris on ground - result of explosion below surface. C/U of British officer talking with German mine rescue workers covered in coal dust. M/S of rescue workers with breathing apparatus on. Various C/Us of corpses of dead miners lying on stretchers. M/S of rescue workers with breathing apparatus. Of the 70 men brought to the surface, 11 were dead. According to narrator "there is no chance of an of the people still trapped being found alive".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1376.02
    Media URN:
    45030
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:04:00 / 01:02:52:00
    Canister:
    46/17

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