• Short Summary

    Villager of Hoorn in Holland teach their babies how to swim.

  • Description

    Like Dutch to water. Hoorn, Holland.

    L/S a canal in Holland. M/S group of boys on a makeshift raft on one of the canals. L/S a very narrow canal pan to houses built right alongside it a woman is just putting her young child into a cave where it can play without falling into the water. L/S small boy standing outside another of the houses. M/S pan as this walks away from camera we can see he is tied to a rope running round the house. M/S pram outside one of the houses by the canal. C/U twins in the pram. C/U water around the house. L/S the village of Hoorn.

    L/S interior Dick Schermer giving swimming lessons in his small swimming pool to young children, C/U very small child swimming with the aid of lifebouys. M/S Dick instructing the children. L/S as he helps one of the children to swim across the pool. C/U small boy. M/S small girl swimming. M/S as small girl sitting on the edge of the pool falls into the water. M/S as another girl on the other side of the pool dives in and swims towards the girl, she reaches her and proceeds to rescue her. M/S pan as the rescuer swims with the other girl to the other side of the pool and then stands up.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:10:00 / 01:43:38:00

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