Mines are handed over to National Coal Board.
National Coal Board in session - shots of meeting in progress.
Will Lawther, President of the National Union of Mineworkers, speaking from his desk. Mute.
Various takes of Sir Charles Reid's interview at home following his resignation from the National Coal Board, saying he is sad to go but feels no bitterness.
Sir Charles Reid resigns from National Coal Board.
Emanuel Shinwell makes speech about Nationalisation of Coal Industry.
Minister for fuel and power, Emanuel Shinwell, makes his case for Nationalisation of the mines.
Coal shortages following nationalisation create problems for other industries.
Cabinet Ministers attend the nationalisation of coal ceremony. London.
Conservative MP makes Party Political speech against government plans for nationalisation,
Aftermath of coal mine disaster in Nottinghamshire, Philip Noel-Baker visits scene.
Pathe look into the closure of coal mines and the switch to the use of gas for heating.
The coal mines are taken into the people's ownership and men learn to care for trees.
Demonstration against nationalisation of transport industry in Bristol.
The development of road, rail and water transport in Britain - focuses on nationalisation in 1947