• Short Summary

    Seventy bedridden or otherwise handicapped Dutch invalids, some too poor to be able, usually, to see much of the world outside their sickrooms, were taken on a week's holiday cruise on Holland's rivers and canals Apl 6 in the Red Cross ship "Henri Dunant".

  • Description

    1.
    Three shots of the "Henri Dunant" on a waterway.


    2.
    Three shots of patients in a ward looking out through wide windows, at the passing landscape.


    3.
    Five shots of a doctor and nurse with patients.


    4.
    A male nurse shaves a patient.


    5.
    Patient drinking coffee.


    6.
    Passing landscape seen from the ship.


    7.
    Nurses helping patients to drink their coffee.


    8.
    Patients watching passing craft.


    9.
    Patient waving to a family forming the crew of a Rhine barge.


    10.
    Rhine barges and their "family crews".


    11.
    A patient writes a postcard home - while the countryside is seen slipping by.


    12.
    Shots of patients watching the passing landscape - and shots of the landscape.


    13.
    Shot of one of the ship's lifeboats, with the countryside in the background.


    14.
    Two shots of the "Henri Dunant" sailing away on her voyage of compassion.




    Initials TDH/V/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Seventy bedridden or otherwise handicapped Dutch invalids, some too poor to be able, usually, to see much of the world outside their sickrooms, were taken on a week's holiday cruise on Holland's rivers and canals Apl 6 in the Red Cross ship "Henri Dunant".

    A medical staff of 30 doctors and nurses is looking after them and watching their joy in seeing the beautiful Springtime countryside of the Netherlands seeming to pass slowly past the broad windows of the saloon-wards.

    Each night the ship ties up to the bank at a quiet spot : each morning she gets underway while the patients are helped to prepare for the day by the nurses and physicians, most of whom are volunteers who give up their own holidays to this work.

    The "Henri Dunant" will make another 25 such voyages this year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SYSC2LWZ5K8EENJ9PIVI8KU5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SYSC2LWZ5K8EENJ9PIVI8KU5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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