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Opening of the States-General by Prime Minster L.J.M. Beel

Week number 47-38

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

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Because Queen Wilhelmina is ill (bronchitis) she authorized Prime Minister L.J.M. Beel to open the State-General (Dutch parliament) and deliver the Queen's speech. SHOTS: - a motorcade of cars, escorted by motorcycles, arrives at the Binnenhof; large crowd; - Beel stands in front of the podium behind a lectern in the Ridderzaal (Knight's hall) and addresses the people; 0:32 from left to right Minister of Justice J.H. van Maarseveen; Former Prime Minister W. Schermerhorn; Minister of Education, Arts and Sciences J. Gielen; Minister of Finances P. Lieftinck (last one only half visible); 0:47 President East Indonesia Tjokorde Gde Rake Soekawati (middle, with glasses).

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
16 September 1947
Length:
02:02

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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