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Summary: Women workers at a gas manufacturing plant, probably in Britain, during the second half of the First World War.
Description: The women work outside shovelling coke into sacks and loading these onto a cart. At another heap they shovel the coke onto sieves balanced on wheelbarrows to sort out the slag. The slag is taken in the barrows to another tip where it is dumped. The staff inside the gas works includes a few men. Lighting conditions are poor but the furnace doors are open and women are working shovelling coke inside.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 372 ft; Running time: 7 mins
Notes: Title: the store ledger and shotsheet title for this film is GAS WORKS - PARIS. Since the lettering on objects shown on the film is in English this is possibly a misreading of GAS WORKS - PARTS
Technical: starting with the scene of sieving coke the film is heavily marked with STATIC and therefore not normally suitable for commercial use
Series continuity: there is no film held as IWM 547