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  • Short Summary

    Travelogue exploring the Caribbean island of Curacao.

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    "Little Holland" in the Caribbean.

    "The Dutch owned Curacao until the tourists found it." M/S of a harbour, boats in the foreground. Various scenic shots of the harbour. "Even the bridges are lazy in tropic Curacao." High angle shot of a bridge which is slowly moved aside so that a large boat can pass through into the harbour. After the ship has passed, the bridge is slowly moved back into place so that cars and pedestrians can cross over it.

    "The Dutch brought their architecture with them - " M/S of a Dutch style house. Dissolve into a closer shot of the house. M/S of a row of houses on a hill. "Simon Bolivar, South American patriot, lived here." M/S of a strange shaped building with a dome roof. It is right on the water's edge. "The salt marshes are the scenic pride of Curacao." L/S of the salt flats. "Here the Dutch dam the ocean and the sun does the work." High angle shot of the salt flats.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 605.

    Note: this can was previously known as EP253B.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:25:26:00 / 01:28:05:00
    EP 141

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