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Queen's Day celebrations in Amsterdam

Film | Accession Number: 2002.183.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4447 | Film ID: 2486

Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam. "JWB" painted on the field with a crown. Pan across the field. People holding flags visible on the sidelines. Events at the stadium during the 40th anniversary Jubilee celebrations for Queen Wilhelmina in 1938. Cars driving into the stadium and around to the section where the cameraman is seated. Crowds in the stadium, many of them waving. Parade-blocks march past the stands around the stadium. A large group of women in white parade by. More parading follows including people on horseback and others carrying flags. 01:04:12 Rowing contest. Camera follows the boats. People running and bicycling along the banks of the canal/river. Shots of audience stands. 01:05:28 Dutch newspaper "Algemeen Handelsbland" with the date 16 June 1938. Focus on large picture on the paper's cover. Monument dedication ceremony (unknown). Draped monument before the ceremony, the arrival of dignitaries(?), and the dedication ceremony. 01:08:53 Shipping yard, launching of a ship. Decorations cover the ship's name on the hull. 01:11:01 Pan, stadium full of people. People in costume parade across the field. People arrive in carriages and on horseback, a large orchestra plays on the field (the conductor directs from a platform), and dancers perform. 01:13:30 Color. Dance performance. Parading past the stands in costumes and on floats.

Event:  1938
Amsterdam, Netherlands
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:16
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