Canadian miners in armed services volunteered to go back into pits.
Full title reads: "SOLDIER MINERS".
Squad of Canadian soldiers on parade. These are the soldier miners who volunteered to go back to coal mines. Close up shot of one of the soldiers saluting - he is Mr Macdonald.
Several shot of Mr Macdonald removing his uniform to change into coal miner's outfit. He is at home, wife and a baby looking on. The miner walks out of house, kisses his wife and baby and then leaves for the pit.
Long shot of a coal mine workings. Various shots of the miners at work at the coal face. Underground trucks moving along loaded with coal.
Various shots of the coal being loaded onto ship on docks.
Various shots of the burning hot coke being emptied from coke oven. Various shots of the molten steel being poured into crucibles, men working.
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