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Series

Series Name
Mining Review 1st Year

Issue

Issue No.
3
Date Released
Nov 1947
Length of issue (in feet)
976
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1NUM Conference
  2. 2Swadlincote
  3. 3(Untitled record)

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
BFI Summary - Joe Baksi, American boxer, visits British miners.
COI Commentary - Joe Baksi - the American heavy-weight boxer - recently made a tour of coal mines in the Doncaster area.
Being a miner himself he was naturally interested in our methods of production ... so, let’s hear what he has to say ...
Joe Baksi: Hallo folks, I have enjoyed this trip round the British coalfields. It’s been interesting to compare them with the coalfields in the States. Conditions underground are much the same in both countries, there’s good and there’s bad, but I must say conditions on the surface in some of your pits, they’re in better condition than they are in America. Gor blimey I walked into the area of one of your pits and I thought I was going into a park. There were grass, flowerbeds, and even a fish pond. Of course, I know they’re not all like that, but seriously speaking on welfare, you have pit-head baths, canteens, sports grounds, and every other type of recreation for the boys thqat work down in those pits. You are well ahead in that respect also. I want to say on behalf of the coal miners of America, I will speak for them in wishing you all the very best, good luck, God bless, and keep punching.
Keywords
Boxing; Mining
Written sources
The National Archives INF 6   /388 Used for synopsis
British Film Institute Databases
Hogenkamp, A. P., unpublished DPhil thesis   pxii.
Credits:
Production Co.
Crown Film Unit
Cutter
Don Challis
Camera
E. Harris
Camera
F. Jones
Cutter
Jocelyn Jackson
Cutter
John Legard
Producer
John Taylor
Director
Leon Clore
Commentator
Maurice Denham
Sponsor
Ministry of Fuel and Power
Director
R. Brownrigg
Sound
W. H. May

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