Library footage of liberation of Zeeland in Holland and wreath laying on 25th anniversary.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
25th Anniversary Of Liberation Of Zeeland, Holland / Netherlands.
(Dutch commentary - intermittent.)
CU map of Zeeland area which was the target of Allied bombing. CU floodwater swirling. Various shots of floodwater over countryside and in towns in Walcheren area. MS people in little boats being rescued. Sections of Pathe News Library film of raid on Walcheren (from newsreel 44/90); German prisoners being rounded up.
Several shots of war graves at British War Cemetery in Bergen. Flashback to town of West Kappelle after liberation, destruction all round. Then to cut to present day of the town, modern buildings and streets. Ceremony taking place at memorial at West Kappelle, civilians watch the wreath laying, etc. Another ceremony taking place at Flushing, among those laying wreaths is Sir Edmund Hakewill-Smith.
Town Hall at Middelburg soon after the liberation and then shots of it today. MS Queen Juliana of the Netherlands seated with Sir Edmund Hakewill-Smith watching events. Various shot in square at Middelburg the Band of the Royal Scots playing and marching. CU Queen Juliana.