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The Cumberland Story

Directed by Humphrey Jennings
United Kingdom, 1948
Short, Drama

Synopsis

Miners and managers provide an account of the modernisation of the Cumberland coal mines in the 1940s. Includes a dramatic reconstruction of the 1837 Ladypit disaster, when 36 men died after workings beneath the Irish Sea flooded, which was blamed on lack of safety provision by callous mine-owners.

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The Cumberland Story Directed by Humphrey Jennings