• Short Summary

    AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) HOLLAND HANDED BACK TO WEST GERMANY BORDER AREAS SHE RECEIVED FROM THE ALLIES AT THE END OF THE 1939-45 CONFLICT.

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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) HOLLAND HANDED BACK TO WEST GERMANY BORDER AREAS SHE RECEIVED FROM THE ALLIES AT THE END OF THE 1939-45 CONFLICT.

    ABOUT 10,300 PEOPLE, PREDOMINANTLY GERMANS, SWITCHED FROM DUTCH TO WEST GERMAN ADMINISTRATION.

    AREAS HANDED BACK TOTAL ALMOST 16,000 ACRES AND COMPRISE THE "ELFKANT" (SEVEN VILLAGES WITH 6,500 RESIDENTS), THE VILLAGE OF ELTEN (POPULATION 3,370) AND SUNDERWICK (A HAMLET OF A FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE).HOLLAND WAS GIVEN THEM UNDER THE PARIS TREATY ON APRIL 23, 1949, PENDING CONCLUSION OF A PEACE TREATY WITH WEST GERMANY.FILM IS OF ELTEN VILLAGE.

    SHOPKEEPERS WILL SUFFER UNDER THE CHANGE OF ADMINISTRATION - PRICES IN HOLLAND ARE LOWER AND THEY WILL FIND IT HARD TO KEEP CUSTOMERS.WEST GERMAN WORKERS WHO CONTINUE THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN HOLLAND WILL ALSO SUFFER A SET BACK AS WAGES IN WEST GERMANY ARE HIGHER THAN IN HOLLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IZY1PRZXHY12FYMC57J0VCR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IZY1PRZXHY12FYMC57J0VCR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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