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French commemoration

Week number 47-21

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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Former French resistance fighters that fought against the Germans in Zeeland at the May days of 1940, hold a commemoration ceremony for their on Walcheren fallen comrades at a French war cemetery in Kapelle. A French flag flies half-mast. Dutch and French soldiers and civilians listen to a speech by the French ambassador(?) Rivière. A man holds a moment of silence at the monument and then makes a walk-round the graves with company, followed by inhabitants of Zeeland. 00:22 from right to left French colonel and colonel Metting van Rijn(?).

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
16 May 1947
Length:
00:51

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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