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    Hollandia, capital of Netherlands New Guinea, celebrated Mar 7 the 50th anniversary of its foundation by Captain Sachse, Royal Netherlands Indies Army.

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    GV Hollandia and docks.
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    LV Wharf and ships.
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    TV Shore and jungle.
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    SV Jungle.
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    LV Remains of tank on beach (World War II)
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    SV Ditto and tree rooted in track.
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    LV War-time wrecks of ships in bay.
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    SV Memorial to allied dead.
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    SV Douglas MacArthur monument.
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    CU Ditto inscription.
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    LV 1910-1960 Hollandia 50th Anniversary Monument.
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    SV Ditto.
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    LV PAN FROM ..assembled guests to soldiers.
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    SV Ditto (re-enacting flag hoisting march)
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    SV Captain repeats Sachse's flag hoisting order.
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    SV Flag hoisted.
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    SV Governor and others salute.
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    SV Flag flying.
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    SV War veterans.
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    CU Ditto.
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    SV Hollandia district commissioner speaks.
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    SV Governor and others listen.
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    SV Australian members of Dutch-Australian conference.
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    SV Governor plants tree.
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    SV District commissioner speaks by name-plate.
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    SV Governor and others listen.
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    SV Name-plate unveiled.
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    PAN SHOT..applause.
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    CU of name plate.
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    TV People disperse.
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    Background: Hollandia, capital of Netherlands New Guinea, celebrated Mar 7 the 50th anniversary of its foundation by Captain Sachse, Royal Netherlands Indies Army.

    A simple monument commemorating the anniversary was unveiled, and Governor Platteel of Netherlands New Guinea planted a tree and took part in a ceremony which included the re-enactment by an army officer and some soldiers of the hoisting of the Dutch flag by Captain Sachse and his men on 7th March, 1910. (Now a major-general, Sachse is today living in retirement at the Hague.)
    Captain Sachse actually landed at the spot where Hollandia now stands on 28th September, 1909. The tasks given to him included the preparation of a frontier settlement between the Dutch and the Germans, who then held the part of New Guinea now administered as a Trustee Territory by Australia; systematic exploration of the country and "the maintenance of authority as far as is necessary". He had with him four officers, 80 soldiers, 60 carriers and women and children. When, the following year, he formally named the place he had chosen, Hollandia, he formed his soldiers in a square around the flag pole and gave the order: "In the name of the Queen, hoist the flag' God grant that it will never be lowered".

    The flag was lowered when the Japanese seized Hollandia in the second world war but was rehoisted when General Douglas MacArthur's forces recaptured the territory and Hollandia became for a time, General MacArthur's headquarters.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHZ73ZEUIU4MU3B0G08CDYWXL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHZ73ZEUIU4MU3B0G08CDYWXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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