• Short Summary

    A travelogue item follows a group of British farmers' wives on a tour of Holland.

  • Description

    Various locations around Holland.

    Various L/Ss of windmills along the edge of a canal. Panning shot of a tulip field. Various shots of men picking tulips.

    M/S of wooden tulips mechanically rising from the ground at the fairyland theme park, Elfinland. C/U of a wooden snake charmer puppet charming the tulips. L/S of children walking under the arched entrance to the park. Various shots of children looking at mechanised models of elves, frogs etc. A family is seen entering a sleeping beauty grotto. Various shots of children looking at a mechanised genie on a magic carpet.

    L/S of a passenger aeroplane taxiing on the runway at Rotterdam. Various shots of 700 farmers' wives coming off the plane from Britain, they are on a trip organised by a farming magazine.

    Various shots from inside a "water bus" on the Amsterdam canals. Various shots of the houses and bridges along the edge of the canal.

    Various shots of ugly modern buildings in Rotterdam, including the Lijnbahn shopping centre. C/U of souvenirs on sale - clogs, windmills etc. M/S of Zadkini's statue - a war memorial. L/S of the Euromast tower. Various M/Ss of sections of the tower. A family are seen entering the tower. Various shots of the restaurant at the top of the tower. Various views of Rotterdam from the tower. The farmers' wives are seen looking through telescopes. Various shots of barges and fishing boats in the harbour.

    L/S of men emptying baskets of tulips into a barge. Various C/Us of tulips. Various shots of carnival floats decorated with flowers. Various shots of people making tulip mosaics in their front garden. Various shots of the farmers' wives watching a tulip carnival.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:40:00 / 02:00:00:00
    CP 493

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