Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Bevin Boys

A Herald article about the 'Bevin Boys', young men conscripted to work in the coal mines between 1943 and 1948.

They are the forgotten heroes of the second world war, conscripted to serve in the armed forces but forced to do their service under brutal, dangerous conditions in Britain's coal mines...

The Scottish Mining Museum in Newtongrange, Midlothian, is now trying to build up an oral history of the Bevin Boys who worked in Scottish mines...

(Hat tip to Cronaca)


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