• Short Summary

    ROYAL DUTCH MARINES ARE TRAINING RECRUITS TO THE DEFENCE FORCES OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.

  • Description

    ROYAL DUTCH MARINES ARE TRAINING RECRUITS TO THE DEFENCE FORCES OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.

    AT A BASE NEAR WILLEMSTAD ON THE ISLAND OF CURACAO, LOCAL TROOPS RECEIVE BASIC TRAINING DURING THEIR 18 MONTHS OF MILITARY SERVICE. THE ISLANDS HAVE RECENTLY OPENED TALKS WITH THE NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT AIMED AT GIVING THEM MORE AUTONOMY IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS. THE MILITARY ASSISTANCE FROM HOLLAND IS PART OF A POLICY TO MAKE THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES INDEPENDENT IN THE TRAINING OF RECRUITS.

    ONE ASPECT OF THE TRAINING IS RIOT CONTROL AS THE ISLAND HAD SERIOUS CIVIL DISTURBANCES LAST YEAR WHICH LED TO THE BURNING DOWN OF PART OF WILLEMSTAD.

    THE ISLANDS HAVE BEEN PART OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS SINCE 1634 AND THE OIL REFINING INDUSTRY IS NOW THE MAINSTAY OF THE ECONOMY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA346LDPQ7B6HVWRWR28GR1TNIQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA346LDPQ7B6HVWRWR28GR1TNIQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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