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Netherlands’ Fight World War II

Netherlands’ Fight World War II | 20220303 | Settela•Com | Three years of the Netherlands’ fight against the axis 1940-1943

Film about the Dutch urge for freedom in the Second World War, which is said to be rooted in Dutch history. This is followed by images of the pre-war Netherlands with typical views (including the Rijksmuseum, the Night Watch (Nachtwacht), the Muntplein square in Amsterdam, the viaduct of the Hofplein line, new industrial residential areas, Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol), the Afsluitdijk dike, the Dutch East Indies, Curaçao and the Hague Peace Palace (Vredespaleis). A look back at the mobilization with Hr.Ms. Tromp, artillery and soldiers along the waterline. The German invasion including Rotterdam, Moerdijk bridges and Zeeland. HMS Queen Wilhelmina on arrival in England accompanied by baron C. de Vos van Steenwijk. A look at the contribution of the Dutch East Indies. Negotiation with Japanese envoy. Mobilization with images of new material. The declaration of war after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bombardment of Catalinas on [Japanese submarine]. Glenn-Martin’s Bombardment of [Japanese Ships]. The Battle in the Java Sea. The Japanese invasion. Training center for Dutch people in Canada and England and the training of Dutch pilots in America. Images of the army in Suriname during the war with Marmon-Herrington tank. Training in the Netherlands Antilles. Convoy protection. Torpedo boat (TM-8) in view. Patrolling in the West Indies and the transfer by President Roosevelt of the submarine fighter Hr.Ms. Queen Wilhelmina to HMS Queen Wilhelmina on 30 July 1942. The merchant navy fleet of the Netherlands. Images from the occupied Netherlands.

World War II documentary produced in 1944 by the Netherlands Information Bureau (N.I.B.) – an Agency of the Netherlands Kingdom, in het Rockefeller Center in New York , USA . Propaganda – Dutch diplomacy – during World War II for international public (especially the USA) aiming at international cooperation in the fight against the Axis alliance – that is : against Germany, Italy, and Japan . Source : Collection Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH).

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1945 – Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander | Return Of The Flying Dutchman

(English below)

1945 – Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander

Brits-Nederlandse propagandafilm over de Nederlandse vliegeniers, ‘vliegende Hollanders’, tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog en bij hun thuiskomst na de overwinning op de Duitsers.
De stijl van de film is heroïsch en bestaat uit fragmenten van archief-, journaal- en speelfilms. Met Philip Bloemendaalachtige voice-over.

De film begint op 10 mei 1940 en toont de overmacht van de Duitsers – voor de Nederlanders was het ‘geen oorlog zoals zij zich die voorstelden’. Te zien zijn beelden van de Duitse inval in het Westen met o.a. de landing bij Moerdijkbruggen en het bombardement op Rotterdam, de gevechten bij Sedan, de Nederlandse overgave, vluchtende Nederlanders naar Engeland en de aankomst van de Koningin Wilhelmina in Londen.

Nederlanders in opleiding bij de RAF als vliegtuigbemanningen. Oefenen op de schietbaan. Nederlanders in eigen land bij het ondergrondse verzet. Ook aandacht voor drukken van illegaal drukwerk in Nederland. Het verspreiden van De Waarheid. “Dit volk bleef aan de overwinning geloven”. Gedwongen te werk stellen in Duitsland, de Arbeidseinsatz. Geloof in de vrijheid werd gevoed door de kerken. Preek vanaf de kansel. ZKH prins Bernhard bij het 322 squadron met hun mascotte, de papegaai Polly Grey. Beelden van aanvallen op Duitse transporten. Verschillende vliegtuigen zijn te zien, zoals de Spitfire, Hawker Typhoon, B-25 Mitchell bommenwerpers en Lancasters. Zij die dit overleefden kregen hulp, van o.a. mevrouw Van Bruggen die vertelt over een gebeurtenis in november 1943, toen een RAF-piloot was neergestort bij een boerderij in de buurt. Samen met de boerin hielpen ze de piloot, en een aantal van zijn collega’s, te ontsnappen, terug naar Engeland.

De invasie in Normandië, tijdens D-Day. “En de kust werd genomen”. Ook de Nederlandse middelzware bommenwerpers werden door Montgomery ingezet. Het oprukken van de geallieerde troepen door Noord-Frankrijk, België en Nederland. Beelden van Artillerievuur en gevangen Duitse soldaten. De bevrijding van Rouan, Amiens, België en Eindhoven.
Landen van North American B-25 Mitchell op vliegbasis [Soesterberg]. Ontvangst en huldiging op het kasteel van Helmond. Een officieel welkom door de burgemeester van ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Daarna komen de Vliegende Hollanders thuis. Vervolgens speldt ZKH prins Bernhard bij sommigen van hen het Vliegerkruis op. Sommige Vliegende Hollanders keerden niet terug…. “Aan hun nagedachtenis wordt deze film eerbiedig opgedragen.” Hun namen verschijnen in beeld.

1945 – Return Of The Flying Dutchman

British-Dutch propaganda film about the Dutch aviators, ‘flying Dutchmen’, in the Royal Air Force — in the Fighter Command, the Bomber Command and the Pathfinder Force — during the Second World War, and on their return home after the victory over the Germans.

World War II propaganda film (1945) produced by the Royal Air Force Film Production Unit & Nederlandsche Luchtstrijdkrachten.
The film is composed of scenes taken from numerous films made between 1940 and 1945.

The film starts with the ‘Blitzkrieg’ in Holland, the German invasion by surprise – landing in the West of Holland , bombing of Rotterdam, and escape of the dutch Queen Wilhelmina arriving in London.

Next training of the RAF flight crews, and of the dutch resistance in Holland is shown, and the forced labor of Dutch workers in Germany – the ‘Arbeitseinsatz’.
The dutch Prince Bernhard visits the Dutch squadron of the Royal Air Force – RAF 322.

Following the Normandy invasion, the British army advances in France and Belgium on its way to the Netherlands. The enthusiastic residents of the dutch city of Eindhoven welcome the tanks. Prince Bernhard honors the brave pilots with the Airman’s Cross (Dutch: Vliegerkruis) . Finally, a plaque shows the long list of names of those who fell in the five war years.

Credit

Return Of The Flying Dutchman ~ Film ‘Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander’ produced (1945) by the Royal Air Force Film Production Unit & Nederlandsche Luchtstrijdkrachten ~ Source : “Collection Netherlands Institute of Military History” – thanks to Stephan Deiters | NIMH .
Remastered film :
1945 – Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander | Return Of The Flying Dutchman | 20210508 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•Com – CC BY 4.0 .

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Updates

20220604 – Changes credit line

Jewish Kid Monument | 20210223


Jewish Kid Monument ~
Walking today along the Maas River in Rotterdam , I bumped into this Jewish Children’s Monument, with the names I just learned of 686 Rotterdam’s Jewish children that were deported from here via the dutch transit camp Westerbork to the Nazi death camps Sobibór and Auschwitz-Birkenau of the Third Reich. In 2013 this special monument was unveiled for the murdered kids – only one girl survived – here near the former Loods 24 – the harbor warehouse number 24 , behind that still standing stone fence memorial (1992), were around 15000 Jews were gathered in 1942 and 1943 from Rotterdam city and nearby islands and sent on a journey to death.

Sculpture : Joods kindermonument (2013) by Wim Quist

Songs : Little Carillon Etude , Kim’s Variations I, and Bedtime by Michele Nobler | Artlist

Film : Jewish Kid Monument | 20210223 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•Com

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Updates

20220604 – changes credit line

Upside down in Camera Obscura


Upside down in Camera Obscura ~ Inside a giant Camera Obscura : inside the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal building with the image coming live from the Maas river bank outside (showing skyscrapers here in the film, and when present ships passing) through a hole in one of the blinds covering the windows.
Filmed at the “Cruise Terminal becomes Camera Obscura” event of the ‘Nederlands Fotomuseum’ on 9/11 2011 in Rotterdam, performed by David Smeulders and co-workers – thanks to Rotterdam festivals.
Upscaled (4K) film , first published January 2012 (20120124) in The One Minutes Collection (# 3467/3468 540p 25fps), and online August 2012 at both my Vimeo channel , and the now becoming obsolete YouTube channel iClip – that’s being archived – transferring the content to my main channel youtube.com/michelvanderburg .
Film : Upside down in Camera Obscura | 20120124 – 20200612 | Michel van der Burg | The One Minutes Collection | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media .

Digital Out of Home


In between news and ads, the short film ‘Sunset Over The Maas River’ is screening in the Rotterdam Alexandrium mall, filmed March 29, 2019. More ‘Digital Out of Home’ exposure elsewhere in the city on Ngage Media screens – see these previous posts ‘Exposure‘ and ‘Sunset Over The Maas River‘.
Based on the 1 minute film ‘Sunset over the Maas River with the Euromast’ at 1-memo.com (20181009).

① memo 20190831 ~ Digital Out of Home

Sunset Over The Maas River


Last night in Rotterdam at Lijnbaan street and Westblaak street the short film ‘Sunset Over The Maas River’ on the Ngage Media screens (other displays include screens at the Rotterdam Central Station , Rotterdam Alexandrium , and Zuidplein. ① memo 20190405 ~ Sunset Over The Maas River

Exposure


Publicity 😉 for short film ‘Sunset Over The Maas River’ (based on the 1 minute 20181009 at 1-memo.com) on screens all over the city center of Rotterdam – here at Westblaak – thanks to Ngage Media.

Great still of the film playing at Rotterdam Central Station below.

Sunset Over The Maas River film at Rotterdam Central Station – Still : Tim Bruijninckx/Ngage Media

① memo 20190329 ~ Exposure