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British Blackout #462346

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 11, 1972
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(Studio) Britain shuts down factories due to coal strike and shortage of electrical power. Blackouts imposed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Birmingham, England) Miners picket, block deliveries of coal to power plants and industry. Incidents of violence result. (London, England) Strike has depleted coal supplies. Govt. declares national emergency. Public uses candles and flashlights. Power cut on area-to-area basis; affected sections being warned in advance. Advertizing billboards, as in Picadilly Circus, shut off.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Scherer, Ray
Duration:
00:02:10

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