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No petrol...but still driving a car

Week number: 40-25

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

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Two ways to drive a car without petrol are demonstrated in Haarlem. The designer Maus Gatsonides has developed a wood gas generator that is attached to the rear of the car and is fueled with beech blocks. Another designer has placed a gas ballon on top of his Citroen "Traction Avant", which he fills with kitchen gas by using a filling hose. Both men drive through the streets with their cars.

During World War II the newsreels by film producers Polygoon and Profilti were controlled by the German occupiers. Polygoon and Profilti had to work together with the German film rental office Tobis. From January 1, 1941 the newsreels were therefore called Tobis News. Until the fall of 1944 newsreels under this name were produced alternately by Polygoon and Profilti.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
18 June 1940
Length:
01:32

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video
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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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