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Getting out the Coal

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This is a brief account of how coal deposits were formed and of the importance of coal mining to the Allied war effort. Animated pictures show how prehistoric forests were submerged and subjected to great pressure, which eventually turned the vegetation to coal. In a British mine, we see coal being cut and loaded on conveyors, and machinery being moved into position for the next day's work. Equipment used in this work is described, as well as methods of sorting and cleaning the coal. Includes footage from the British film Buried Treasure.

1943, 13 min

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