Fish farming in Dutch Guiana. Farmers harvest a rich haul of fish in flooded fields behind sea front dikes. They collect fish and put them into containers. Crabs at shore are also collected.
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands visits Curacao in Dutch West Indies for a month. Her mother Queen Juliana bids farewell to Princess Beatrix. She flies to Curacao. A huge crowd greets her on the airport. The Governor and other leaders welcome her on the airport. Princess leaves in an open car and waves to people gathered to welcome her.
Scenes of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Air Corp (ML-KNIL) at Kallang Airfield in Singapore during World War 2. Group of Dutch pilots gathered together for a group photo around aircraft B-3111, the plane of Lt. Frederik Pelder. The pilots are from 2-VLG V which was ordered to Singapore when the shooting war began, arriving 9 December 1941 and returning back to Semplak on 18 January 1942. Skull and cross bones held by commanding officer of 2-VLG-V, Captain Jacob Pieter van Helsdingen. The pilots and crew laugh and smile for the group photo shoot. A Dutch Martin 139WH (export version of the B-10) being loaded with bombs. Machine gunner seated in position in the aircraft. The Dutch Martin 139WH in flight overhead. Several views of Dutch Brewster B-339D fighter aircraft taxiing and in flight. Dutch pilots "scramble" (in response to alarm )and run quickly to their "Brewsters." Dutch Brewster B-339D aircraft take off in flights of three and join up in formation. An Australian Hudson I aircraft with Twin Wasp engines seen briefly as it taxis on the airfield.
Film opens with animated map showing Fort Eben-Emael in Northeastern Belgium, during World War 2. It higlights the Albert and the Willem Canals nearby. German troops are shown hunkered down near a path by a canal. Their commander orders one squad to advance. They cross the path and go down the canal embankment. A destroyed bridge seen in background. Next, the squad of four is seen in a small boat, passing the destroyed bridge as gunfire sounds.They reach the other shore and scramble up the embankment. A Panzer IV tank firing point blank to the rear, at a building. View from German held bank of a Canal as German shells strike the opposite shore. A Panzer IV tank moving past the camera and onto a bridge crossing a canal.(Narrator notes that the The 18th Army under Generalfeldmarschall Georg von Küchler and the 6th Army under General Walther von Reichenau, are participating in this campaign.) High ranking German officers riding in an open staff car carrying a gunner with a machine gun. German troops marching alongside a road as others in trucks drive past. German towed artillery moving along a road past local refugees carrying their belongings in horse-drawn wagons. Map highlights waterways and Dutch city of Moerdijk, which it reflects as German territory, along with other places as illustrates areas falling under control of the German armies advancing toward Rotterdam in "Fortress Holland." German soldiers fighting in urban Holland. Two hunkered down by a gas station. The sky illuminated by fires raging from German bombardment. German Commanders consulting with their officers. German soldiers climbing over house roofs and entering therefrom. Army trucks and armor advancing into a city. Two Dutch defenders surrendering. A Dutch officer accompanied by a soldier with a white flag, being escorted by a German officer. A Dutch vehicle with a white flag, leading several past a windmill. Dutch Commander,Colonel Pieter Wilhelmus Scharroo, enters a building with several staff, and sits at a table opposite Generalleutnant Rudolf Schmidt and other high ranking officers, to negotiate terms of surrender. The German officers are seen reviewing maps of the area. Numerous Dutch prisoners of war are seen marching along a road.
Dutch troops move towards the border to stop the Nazis from invading Holland. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Dutch troops at a railway station. Three Dutch soldiers look out from the window of a train. Troops loaded in a truck. They cross a bridge. A Dutch soldier fire a gun. Sumatra ship at a port. Soldiers on the deck. Soldiers fire a field gun. A Dutch soldier fires a gun.
Prisoners paint a mural of Jesus Christ in Devil's Island in French Guiana. Instructor conducts calisthenics class (physical exercises) for children in Cayenne, French Guiana. Children gather in an open ground and do exercises.