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Seeing for Himself
Seeing for Himself

Seeing for Himself 1929

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Seeing for Himself 1929

1 mins United Kingdom

Despite the royal visit, there are few smiles on show among the coal mining communities of Northumberland and Durham in this Topical Budget newsreel. Filmed in February 1929, with the Wall Street Crash and the depression it heralded still to come, it shows a grim-faced future Edward VIII looking genuinely concerned by the hardship he sees around him. With a refreshing lack of formality, he shakes hands with miners and doffs his hat to the women, while a young girl stares curiously, oblivious to his royal status.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Villages Coal Mining

Collection

Coal on Film

Released

1929

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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