• Short Summary

    German visitors to Holland May 2-4 received from their own frontier authorities, leaflets advising them to keep away from ceremonies to be held in the Netherlands on May 4 in commemoration of Dutch people who died in the Second World War, and on May 5 on the 15 the anniversary of the liberation of Holland from German occupation.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Frontier at Elton.
    0.05

    2.
    LV Cars passing through frontier.
    0.08

    3.
    SV Ditto.
    0.13

    4.
    SV Car towards PAN to German number plate.
    0.17

    5.
    CU German official hands leaflet to car driver.
    0.20

    6.
    CU Driver reads leaflet.
    0.23

    7.
    BV Car drives away into Holland.
    0.26

    8.
    LV Coach arrives.
    0.28

    9.
    SV German official opens door of coach.
    0.31

    10.
    SV German official enters coach.
    0.33

    11.
    CU PAN from official talking to coach driver.
    0.37

    12.
    CU Coach driver reads leaflet to passengers
    0.41

    13.
    SV Passengers listen.
    0.45

    14.
    BV Coach drivers off into Holland.
    0.50

    15.
    SV Another German car arrives at frontier.
    0.55

    16.
    CU German official.
    0.57

    17.
    SV German official hands leaflet to private motorist.
    1.00

    18.
    CU Motorist reads leaflet.
    1.03

    19.
    LV More cars cross frontier from Germany into Holland.
    1.09



    Initials TDH/V/JH/PB/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: German visitors to Holland May 2-4 received from their own frontier authorities, leaflets advising them to keep away from ceremonies to be held in the Netherlands on May 4 in commemoration of Dutch people who died in the Second World War, and on May 5 on the 15 the anniversary of the liberation of Holland from German occupation.

    It is understood that the leaflets are being issued on the instructions of the West German Ministry of the Interior. They will be distributed to all Germans crossing the frontier and who intend to remain in Holland on May 4th and 5th. Coach drivers are being asked to read the leaflets to their passengers.

    The leaflets also advise German visitors to abstain from visiting cafes or other places of public resort on these days, and to endeavour to reach their destinations in Holland by 17.30 hours on May 4. The period of mourning on that day will begin at 18.00 hours, when the church bells will be rung, and a two minutes silence -- during which trains and traffic will be brought to a standstill -- begins at 20.00 hours.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE74MN0JN17CQXWVUFR7A9TW5K
    Media URN:
    VLVAE74MN0JN17CQXWVUFR7A9TW5K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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