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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 335-2 (fragment 1) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1061-09a
Summary: Newsreel item showing a coalmine in Alsace being worked by French soldiers, January 1918.
Description: The item starts with a notice saying that profits from the newsreel all go to service charities. Then the soldiers are shown bringing the full coaltrucks out onto the surface of the mine. The coal is dumped from the trucks and horse-wagons are loaded from the dump. A traction engine runs a coal-crusher. A few soldiers lead a heavy ox-wagon along the roads. The captions describe the scene, incorrectly, as road building by the troops.