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Aboard the training-ship 'Nederlanden'

Week number 44-11

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


Young sailors learn the trade from a seaman from the merchant navy aboard the training-ship 'Nederlanden' in Rotterdam. SHOTS: - commander(?) inspects the lined up sailors on deck; - the students practice making knots and lashings with rope on deck; - the students get lessons in flag codes and using a compass in a classroom(?); - masts and yards are explained to the boys by using a model sailing ship in the maritime museum; - aboard their own ship the boys climb in the rigging and wave.

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.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 March 1944


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid