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Harbour of Rotterdam completely restored

Week number 50-17

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


The harbour of Rotterdam has been completely repaired from the war damage. On the occasion of this fact an exhibition is organized in the Ahoy hall. The minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, mr. D.G.W. Spitzen, takes a look in the harbour and at the construction of the exhibition. SHOTS: - Harbour of Rotterdam right after the war with a chaos of destroyed harbour installations, shears and a ships hull; - harbour of Rotterdam in repaired state: ships lie moored and are being loaded and unloaded; shears, transhipment installations and elevators busy at work; tugs and inland vessels sail by; - several shots of Spitzen and company: they look at the harbour from a saloon boat and take a tour of the exhibition to be; - at the Ahoy hall are lorries with paving bricks and sand; paviours at work; elsewhere on the construction site other building activities take place; - int. Ahoy hall: in the middle of the giant hall stands one table with a scale model on it; Spitzen and company stand around it. 00:25 Spitzen (left); next to him on the right mayor P.J. Oud; 00:35 Spitzen (middle, with glasses).

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
19 April 1950


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid