Mine workers listen to news over a radio about coal mines being taken over by the government in the United States.
United States USA Date:1943, May 1 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Coal mines taken over by the U.S. government during World War II, pursuant to an executive order issued by President Franklin Roosevelt and executed by the Secretary of the Interior. Mine workers, wearing helmets with lights, listen to a radio news broadcast in a local office of the Pittsburgh Coal Company, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Maps of Westland mines No. 1 and 2 are among many that line the walls of the office. The mine workers look at a notice of the Government takeover ordered by the Secretary of the Interior, and a notice to their union, The United Mine Workers of America. United mine workers, wearing flashlight helmets, sit around a room lined with mining maps, in the local office of the Pittsburgh Coal Company in Washington County, Pennsyvania. Miners check their personal equipment in preparation for entering mines.
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