• Short Summary

    Queen Juliana of Holland opens Europe's most modern tunnel system.

  • Description

    Holland (Netherlands).

    GV. North Sea Canal. LV. Cars and lorries driving onto ferry boats. LV. Ferry boats crossing North Sea Canal. GV. Liner steaming through swing bridge. SV. Man at controls. Several shots of railway swing bridge moving into position connecting railway lines. GV. Train passing over railway swing bridge. SV. Flags and banners flying. LV. New electric train driving into the new station of Beverwijk. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Queen Juliana of Holland switching on the traffic lights for the opening of Velser Tunnel - a new railway tunnel. SV. School children waving flags. SV. Queen Juliana sitting in cabin of new train. LV. Crowds on platform and guard giving signal for all clear. GV. Crowds watching Queen Juliana's special train leaving the station. STV. Special train driving down ramp towards the opening of the new railway tunnel. TS. Cabin of train, approaching entrance of tunnel - tunnel is two mile long and 80 feet below water level. TS. In the dark going through tunnel. GV. Train coming out of tunnel at other side of the canal. GV. Ventilation buildings showing four little and four big towers. SV. Queen Juliana pressing button that puts into action ventilation towers. AS. Ventilation towers, pan to ships moving along canal. GTV. Queen Juliana at entrance of Velser auto tunnel. She cuts the tape to open the tunnel. SV. Queen cutting through ribbon, opening tunnel. AS. Flags flying over Velser tunnel. SCU. Pan, Queen Juliana riding in car, pan to back view as her car approaches entrance of auto tunnel. Top shot along tunnel. LV. Queen Juliana's car driving out of the tunnel. AS. Flags flying. LV. Interior of tunnel, Queen Juliana watching decorated trade vans which assisted in building tunnel driving past in line. SV. Queen Juliana with officials standing in tunnel watching procession of lorries, vans, bulldozers etc. LV. Large vehicles driving past. BV. Large vehicles decorated with flowers, driving through tunnel. GV. Exterior, traffic driving towards entrance of tunnel. SV. Four flags flying over entrance of Velser Tunnel. Shot from ship. Emigrants waving as the ship passes ventilation towers - emigrants are on their way to Australia. SCU. Emigrants waving from ship. GV. Showing entrance of the tunnels, pan to large liner going across the canal.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:40:00 / 01:07:02:00

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