Opening of the Dutch War Museum in Overloon
Week number 46-23
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
In September 1944 the 3rd British Infantry Division engaged in a fierce battle against the Germans near Overloon. As a lasting memory of the liberation of our country, a permanent exhibition is openend in the woods of this former battleground: the War Museum. SHOTS: - on a symbolic grave, situated on a hill and adorned by a large cross and flags, girls in white dresses lay flowers and wreaths, led by a chaplain; militaity and civilian authorities look on; - on the façade of the museum a commemorative plaque is unveiled; - authorities take a tour of the museum and look a.o. at firearms and ammunition; 00:11 and 00:34 Minister of Foreign Affairs L.J.M. Beel (with glasses); 00:11 mayor of Overloon, A. Jans.
- Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
- Publication date:
- 25 May 1946