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Coal Face (1935)

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Documentary showing the dangerous working conditions in a Welsh coal mining community.

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Coal Face
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews



Made by the acclaimed GPO film unit, Coal Face tells the story of what was then one of the biggest industries in the United Kingdom...MINING!!!

Although it has to be said for eleven minutes I found this to be extremely dreary and not very interesting at all.

4/10


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