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Official opening of the hospital ship "Wilhelmina"

Week number 23-06

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


Visual report of the opening of the hospital ship "Wilhelmina", moored at the Omval in the Amstel. The ship is the former gunboat "De Brak" which was converted to a rehabilitation place. Skipper and wife pose on deck 14"; Men (among them dr. de Jong, director (?) of the hospital ship) near a poster on deck; invited men and women wait on the quay; Arrival of patients by ambulance, they are carried aboard on stretchers via the gangway by male and female nurses 48"; Invited guests during several opening speeches in the ship (by a.o. D.Kropveld of the Parkherstellingsoorden); Int. "Wilhelmina" with beds. Shots of the naval officers Colonel Greve and Vastenou (rear admiral): + guests and involved people tour the ship (among them certainly dr. J.H.J. de Vos, alderman, dr. M. de Hartogh, chairman of the Parkherstellingsoorden, mrs. Van Rijn van Alkema and ms. L.C.A. van Eeghen). Several close ups + shot of playing gramophone 10".

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
12 May 1923


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid