U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower visits Holland. Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Holland with other officers . He reviews naval recruits standing at attention. Eisenhower looks through binoculars and observes Dutch Army soldiers performing drills and firing guns in training exercises. Army soldiers of the Netherlands climb barricades and perform other drills while practicing. Exteriors of Soestdijk Palace. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands welcome Dwight David Eisenhower and his wife Mamie Doud Eisenhower.
The German assault on the Netherlands during World War II. An animated map depicts the German campaign to capture Liege (Luttich) in Belgium, and Holland. German invasion of Holland and the Dutch surrender. Soldiers in prone position fire guns as they advance in a field. They run across a road, cross the Meuse (Mass) and the Albert Canal in boats. Soldiers come ashore and take cover. Smoke due to explosions. Tanks in a field. Bomb damaged buildings and bridges. Troops advance on tanks. A map of Holland depicts Rotterdam. A bridge in the city. Shops on the streets. Soldiers fire guns. German officers. Troops advance in vehicles over a bridge. Tanks on the streets. German soldiers march Belgian and Dutch prisoners of war. Deserted streets in the city. German officers in cars. An officer greets the soldiers. German officers discuss a map and strategize during a meeting. Soldiers march with their belongings.
Broken and destroyed houses at coastal area in Holland. Men and women carry wooden frames of destroyed houses. Stationary ship at the coast. A man hoisted out of the ship.
All youngsters look like girls in Holland. A house seen. Youngsters climb down the stairs of the house. All youngsters look like girls. Boys and girls, both, wear same costumes. White panel on shirt indicates he is a boy and if it is missing she is a girl. Boys and girls alike wear skirts and have long hair until the age of 8. Girls wear embroidered caps. After age of 8, boys get hair cut and take their place in the male society. Youngsters play together. A girl rides bicycle.
Junior swimming championship in Holland. People gather at the bank of Ijssel river. Participants swim in the river. People watch the championship. The winners stand amidst people.
International Dragon Boat Race in Holland. Dragon boats lined up in the Zuider Zee river. Sailors prepare the sails. The race begins. Sailors row the boats. The sails billow in wind.