Soldiers help coal crisis (Cape Breton, NS): staged sequence on three soldiers reading poster about coal crisis, being given leave of absence by commanding officer. CU of one of the soldiers saluting. Sequence on soldier at home changing into miner's clothing, saying farewell to wife and child and leaving. LSs of coal mine buildings. Underground shots of miners at work with pick, air drills; moving coal with small railway carts. CU of man's face covered with coal dust. Exterior shot of coal train moving away from mine, unloading into a freighter. HAS of crushed coal flowing into freighter holds.