new frontier

new frontier

Modification Of German- Dutch Frontier (1949)

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Dinxperlo, Elten, Sack of Sittard, Holland. Dutch commentary. Documentation elaborates on the frontier-corrections - where they took place and that some inhabitants were not very glad of the change. The day the proclamations were posted the inhabitants were called up for registration where they received Dutch tickets and money. In this territory Holland received 5,000 more inhabitants. CU. Outline map of Holland showing old German frontier CU. Another outline map showing that the frontier has been moved further east in may places. MS. Nameboard on tree 'Elten' - a German village that becomes Dutch territory under the new scheme. LS. Across field to village church. Tethered goat in foreground. LS. A street in the village. MS. The Deserted German Customs office. MS. Notice painted on wall. (Believe it is in protest against the change.) CU. Signpost - 'Dusseldorf 105 km.' SCU. Signover shop window MS. Pan down from bridge to LS. of the de Wild river, which marks the new frontier. MS. A road near Dinxperlo showing barbed wire on right that marked old frontier, The houses on right will be in Dutch territory when the reforms come into force. MS. Pan across road to barbed wire separating road and footpath. MS. People on either side of barbed wire chatting. LS. A scene in the Sack of Sittard - the biggest area which will come under Dutch rule. MS. Elevated shot village LS. MS. Various shots of the villages in this area, showing them in a state of dilapidation. (7 shots) MS. Notice painted on wall. MS. Slogans painted on barn door. MS. Road with signboard at side. CU. Notice. LS. Members of the tracing-out commission entering the area to pale out the new frontier. MS. Members of the tracing-out commission. CU. Leader of the commission, an Englishman, Capt. Fieldman. SCU. Capt. Fieldman and others putting stake in ground. LS. The commission moving on. MS. CU. Various shots of the commission at work staking out the ground. ( 7 shots.) LS. Frontier post being lifted and customs men entering new territory. MS. Cars entering. MS. The land governor. Mr. Dassen, arriving. CU. Mr. Dassen. CU. German onlooker. MS. Dassen and others entering officer. SCU. Group of men talking. SCU. Dutch flag being hung out of land governor's office SCU. Pan down from flag to soldier hammering notice on wall. LS. Crowd gathered below the flag hanging out of window. MS. Lorry driving in. MS. Crowd and lorries driving in. MS. Pan down building to people watching, lorries. MS. Sacks of grain being hauled from lorry into building ( 2 shots) MS. Tents being pitched at the new frontier for the benefit of police and custom employees. MS. Frontier notices being put up. ( 3 shots) & SCU. MS. German farmer, who has cattle in Germany proving his identity to custom officers CU. Farmer drives on with his bullock cart. SCU. Proclamation being posted. CU. The proclamation. MS. People queuing up to register in the population register. MS. People entering building being registered & SCU. ( 2 shots) CU. Hand holding registration card, and writing in it. CU. Clerk's hand checking papers pan up to old man who is registering. SCU. Clerk changing marks into guilders. CU. Hand counting notes. SCU. Money being changed. LS. Bar being put into position at new frontier. MS. Farmer ploughing his land. ( 2 shots) (Comb. Lav.) 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2507.19