Closing down of the KNIL centre
Week number 51-11
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
Because the Royal Dutch East Indies Army has been dissoluted, the centre of the KNIL, located in the Prince Hendrik barracks in Nijmegen, is closed officially with a ceremony. The Minister without portfolio, L. Götzen, delivers a closing speech. SHOTS: - at the square in front of the barracks soldiers stand to attention, among them a department of men from Bronbeek: former KNIL soldiers in their old colonial uniform; - blowing KNIL-flag; - the former commander of the KNIL, general D.C. Buurman van Vreden hands over three Knil banners to the commander of Bronbeek, general Van Straaten(?); - the ex-servicemen march past the authorities with the banners; - speech by Götzen; -flag is lowered; all soldiers salute.
- Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
- Publication date:
- 14 March 1951