• Short Summary

    Terrible floods wash away defences and swamp low lying areas in Holland.

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    AV. Flooded Dutch Town. AV. Flooded main street, with horse wandering across road. CU. Prince Bernhard looking at floods from helicopter. AV. Flooded village of Oosterland - windmill in foreground. GV. Pan from inundated countryside to stream of refugees trudging along road carrying belongings. SV. Dutch soldiers carrying bundles for older refugees. SV. Children, adults and soldiers in party of refugees. SV. Sailors paddling a raft down flooded main street in Stellendam. CU. Pan, flood waters up to window level. GV. Another Dutch town - coffins on boats in foreground. Windmill in background. SV. Sailors carrying coffin past windmill. SV. A group of sad looking people. SV. another party of sailors carrying coffin. CU. Sad looking man. SV. People being carried to boats at Stellendam. SCU. Old woman being lifted aboard boat. GV. Plane drops supplies - ships tied up in foreground Pan over with plane. AV. Helicopter preparing to take off refugees, from airfield marked with white sheets. AV. Another helicopter descending, at another location. CU. Helicopter pilot A.. Helicopter landing and taking off from airstrip at Middleharnis. CU. Helicopter descending. SV. Refugee being lifted from helicopter. & SCU. SV. Prince Bernhard standing in crowd watching operation. CU. Dutch officer carrying a baby wrapped in blankets past Prince Bernhard SV. Other refugees, being lifted from helicopter. SCU. Small child being lifted from helicopter. SV. Refugees streaming from airstrip, pan up to helicopter flying away on next rescue mission. GV. Several helicopters taking off. SV. Prince Bernhard strolling through streets shaking hands and chatting with refugees. SCU. Queen Juliana chatting to rescued mothers in a rest centre. CU. Queen Juliana pan to baby being attended to by nurses pan up to nurses. CU. Baby. GV. People waiting by roadside for DUKW's. L. People boarding DUKW's. & SV. SV. Pan, man with bicycle trudging through floods. SV. Two men, one of whom is carrying a woman taken from DUKW as it ploughs through water. SV. Pan, people in DUKW. CU. An old Dutch woman wearing national head-dress seated in DUKW CU. Small basket on her lap. SV. Flooded houses. CU. Old man seated on DUKW - looks back then sadly looks ahead.

    (F.G.) (Orig. Uncut Lav. 'E') Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:15:00 / 01:03:33:00

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