1969 Photo Contest, Photo Stories, Stories, 1st prize
Photographer

Stanislaw Jakubowski

Agence C.A.F.

01 July, 1969

A woman embraces a relative, who has been rescued from the 'General Zawadzki' coal mine in Poland. On 26 July 1969, 119 miners were trapped underground by mud and water. Three days later, all but one had been saved, the rescue workers having been assisted in their efforts by a giant mechanical drill flown in from West Germany.

About the photographer

Stanislaw Jakubowski

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