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Vacationing in Belgium and England

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1524 | Film ID: 4105

Titles, "VACANTIE 1939", "HORS D'OEUVRE AAN DE BELGISCHE KUST". Beach on the coast of Belgium. Young boys play in the sand, adults enjoy the sunshine. Artist painting on an easel, Grand Place, EXT of l'Hotel de Ville. HAS of city and buildings. Travel along a waterway, likely Canal du Centre, by boat. Bep and Maurits Schaap on boat. 04:05:46 Flag on top of building. Restaurant. Family sits down for a meal at the coast.

04:06:51 Title over map of England: "Met de Citroen naar Engeland". Road trip in 1939 with Simon Lo through parts of England. Automobiles at a port where a crane lowers cars to a fixed dock. Title, "En Nu..." "Simon Lo en Mau", "Exploreeren de Zuidkust". Schaap and Lo enter their car and take off for the countryside, stopping along the way. People and places, signs. They meet with acquaintances. "The Sandringham" hotel (on the Isle of Wight). Rocky terrain, Clovelly in North Devon, UK. Funicular. Beach on Atlantic coast. People dive off the rocks (some shown in slow-mo). 04:14:17 Stream, foliage, roadways, and the terrain of the coast. 04:16:14 Buckingham Palace, men in uniform march and a military band plays music. The gates of the Palace are open and a military unit moves through. Visiting principal historic sites: the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, Downing Street, and the British Parliament building. Public announcements for the Civil Nursing Reserve and National Service, among others. 04:20:31 Street vendor sells Daily Telegraph newspapers with headline, "Ribbentrop Going to Moscow." The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed on August 23, 1939. Sites in London both on foot and from the upper level of a double-decker bus. Wreaths at the Cenotaph in Whitehall and at 04:21:47 a zeppelin high above the city. Three women and one man walk toward the camera near a parking lot. CU, unknown pin on one woman's lapel.

Event:  1939
London, England
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eli Schaap
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:48:44
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