‪#‎TodayInHistory‬, In 1947 Great #Britain #nationalizes its #coalmines.

‪#‎TodayInHistory‬, In 1947 Great #Britain #nationalizes its #coalmines.

The next "trip." Coal miners ready for next shift to go into mines. Maidsville, West Virginia. 1938. Library of Congress.

The next "trip." Coal miners ready for next shift to go into mines. Maidsville, West Virginia. 1938. Library of Congress.

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Coal was central to the war effort. It not only kept people warm but powered industry, railways and shipping. After the loss of French and Belgian coalfields to the Allied war effort, Welsh coal was all the more important. This meant that the war saw some form of prosperity return to the south Wales coalfield after the long, hard inter-war years. "One in ten eighteen-year-olds were drafted into mines rather than the forces"

Coal was central to the war effort. It not only kept people warm but powered industry, railways and shipping. After the loss of French and Belgian coalfields to the Allied war effort, Welsh coal was all the more important. This meant that the war saw some form of prosperity return to the south Wales coalfield after the long, hard inter-war years. "One in ten eighteen-year-olds were drafted into mines rather than the forces"

Lewis Hine. “Child coal miners - drivers and mules, West Virginia coal mine." 1908. Gary, WV, USA.

Imagen que representa el trabajo minero de principios del siglo donde la esperanza de vida de un minero que empezaba sus tareas a los 8 años, era de 40 años máximo.

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