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Saving the cattle in the flooded area

Week number 26-01

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


Soldiers and citizens take the cattle from the flooded farms to safety using boats in Leeuwen, Limburg. The cattle is being taken to higher ground. The floods are caused by the high water level of the Maas. - group of soldiers tries to get a big metal rowing boat over the dike into the forelands, 36" - close up sailing shot of the boat with the soldiers between the trees on the foreland and sailing past flooded farms, 27" - close ups taking the calves on board from a house door, 40" - lifting a calf on board from the water, 15" - several shots of rowing boats with farmers, soldiers and cattle, 30" - several shots of horses, cows and sheep being herded on board the ferry and sailing away, 60" - mooring of the ferry and discharging of the cattle, 40".

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
5 January 1926


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid