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

Stanislaw Jakubowski

Agence C.A.F.

01 July, 1969

Relatives wait for the miners to be rescued from the 'General Zawadzki' coal mine, 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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