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  • Short Summary

    Women shovelling coal and doing traditional men's work at gas works.

  • Description

    Women Gas Workers.

    Location of events unknown.

    GV women in what looks like a room full of sand. They are shovelling - in fact this looks useless and silly; because there are 2 big piles or ridges of sand; and women at each one shovel sand and fling it toward the other one - almost like a fight. Weird. Unless they're just trying to spread it out.

    CU woman standing by smoking heap of coals; pan to another woman - they also are using shovels. Next; 3 workers position a big bag under a chute. One picks it up over her back; carries it off.

    Labour. Industry; factory, World War One. Home front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1922.03
    Media URN:
    73344
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:58:00 / 01:05:57:00
    Canister:
    ON 140 C

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