Dutch Tradition

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Main contributors
John Ferno : produced by; Netherlands Information Bureau; National Film Board of Canada
Reporting on "three years of The Netherlands' fight against the Axis" emphasizing the valuable contribution of the Dutch to the allied war effort. Narrates the buildup to German invasion of The Netherlands in 1940, the initial neutrality of the Dutch, and the status of the Dutch Government and Military in exile. After the fall of The Netherlands to German invasion, the center of Dutch participation in the Allied cause shifted to its vast colonial possessions in the East and West Indies. Rubber, tin, quinine, and oil refineries in the East Indies contributed to war production. Bauxite mining in Suriname and oil refineries in Aruba also contributed. The Dutch army-in-exile is shown regrouped and training in Canada. Includes appearances of Queen Wilhelmina of the Kingdom of The Netherlands; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Admiral Conrad Helfrich, Royal Netherlands Navy.
Time period
Amsterdam NL; Rotterdam NL; Zeeland NL; Holland, Michigan US; Java, Dutch East Indies; Suriname; Curacao; Aruba
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (26 min., 34 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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