• Short Summary

    In Copenhagen Feb 12
    Visnews filmed passengers going aboard the Kista Dan - the first liner to leave
    Denmark for Greenland since the widely reported Hans Hedtoft disaster.

  • Description

    In Copenhagen Feb 12
    Visnews filmed passengers going aboard the Kista Dan - the first liner to leave
    Denmark for Greenland since the widely reported Hans Hedtoft disaster. Before
    leaving the 32 passengers had to sign a declaration to the effect that they were
    making the voyage at their own risk. In case of any accident they will thus not
    be able to claim damages from the Danish Government.

    Much criticism has been voiced in Denmark following the loss of the Hans
    Hedtoft. One of the passengers who went down with her, August Lynge, Greenland
    member of the Danish Parliament, was fervent supported of the argument that
    liner traffic in Greenland waters is too hazardous during the winter months.

    Danish air force units stationed in Greenland have come in for some unkind
    words. Observers say there are no Danish planes based on the island and when two
    Catalina aircraft were sent out from Denmark to search for the Hans Hedtoft they
    proved so ill-equipped for the task they could render no efficient help.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73C1GUY0Y21SRV3IAKUCONOZX
    Media URN:
    VLVA73C1GUY0Y21SRV3IAKUCONOZX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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