Neerlands Nieuws Aka Dutch Floods 1953

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    Unissued / Unused material. 1953

    Title reads: "Neerlands Nieuws". Dutch newsreel item.

    The Netherlands / Holland. National Day of Mourning following terrible floods.

    Various shots of people going to church, and synagogues in the bitter cold and snowy weather. GV Deserted snow covered street. GV Deserted and closed railway station. MS Queen Juliana speaking in Dutch. CU Juliana speaking. LS Various shots of Flooded and desolated areas. Various shots, refugees being evacuated. GV planes on aerodrome, evacuating victims, Various shots, printing presses at work, printing stamps for flood relief fund. CU Sheets of stamps. Various shots, victims in rehabilitation centre. LS Scandinavian aeroplane helping in evacuation of victims. LS Group of Red Cross ambulances LV GV's Convoy of lorries passing through town. Various day and night shots, of repairs to the breach of dykes. Various shots flood waters breaking through streets GV's repairing the breaches. GVs of high flood water.

    LS Prince Bernhard's plane arriving. Bernhard alighting from 'plane. CU Bernhard speaking in English: I have just returned from another trip down to the devastated areas. I am glad to say that right now the worst seems to be over. We are still facing another bad date, the 16th Feb. I hope that this will not be coupled with another strong wind and that it goes all right. Then we have passed the worst as far as most of the islands go - one is in very bad shape. - but everywhere people are working day and night to repair the dykes and fight to reclaim what we have lost.

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    British Pathé
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    01:47:41:00 / 01:56:58:00
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    UN 2510 A
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