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  • Short Summary

    Item showing Dutch customs officials at work. Holland (The Netherlands).

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Dutch customs officials and troops keep constant check on smugglers. Holland (The Netherlands).

    Various shots people having their belongings searched by customs officials and soldiers at a frontier post. Travelling shot from car, MS motorcycle driving along. CU's soldiers in a jeep stopping a car and finding a pile of watches hidden in it. LS Roosendaal. CU's soldiers checking map before setting out to trap some smugglers.

    Various shots two soldiers cycling along. Various shots as they dismount and hide their bicycles then conceal themselves in bushes. CU feet walking past their hiding place. LS line of smugglers carrying sacks on their backs walking in silhouette on skyline. Various shots as they drop their sacks and run. The soldiers collect up the sacks which are filled with cigarettes. Various shots as customs launch comes alongside a ship in the mouth of a river. MS's a boarding party finding engines, batteries and handbags etc. hidden on the ship. MS launch on river.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:04:00 / 01:51:28:00
    UN 1679 D

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