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American correspondents visit cemetery in Opijnen, Gelderland, the Netherlands for Memorial Day ceremony honoring U.S. B-17 crew

American correspondents in Netherlands to mark 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of Europe in World War II. A steamer underway in a canal. Views in the village of Opijnen, in Gelderland, the Netherlands. A correspondent and his wife come out of a house. American correspondents near a bus. Houses along a road. An American flag at the walled cemetery in Opijnen, beside its 17th century Dutch Reformed Church, where the crew members of an American B-17 bomber from the 323 Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group (H) of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force are buried; shot down July 30, 1943 by the German Luftwaffe. Gravestones bearing the names of American soldiers who lost their lives when their crippled B-17 was shot down, including: Mike Anthony Perrotta, Hermon Daines Poling, Harold Royce Sparks, Robert Urquhart Duggan, Douglas Victor Blackwood, Americo Cianfichi. U.S. Color Guard marches from a town building toward the cemetery. A woman correspondent takes pictures. An American flag flies at half mast. Men, women and children at the cemetery. Dutch children carry flowers in their hands. The mayor of Opijnen speaks into a microphone. He and a woman place flowered wreaths at the graves of dead American soldiers. Two groups of four U.S. Convair F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft fly overhead followed by four F-104 Starfighters of the Royal Netherlands Airforce. Children walk past the graves. Additional propeller aircraft pass overhead honoring the airmen.

Date: 1969, May
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Former U.S. war correspondents meet prince Bernhard in Palace Soestdijk, the Netherlands.

Former American war correspondents arrive in the Netherlands on a tour of Europe 25 years after the Allied Invasion during World War II. A bus full of American correspondents and their wives on a Maarse and Kroon bus. The correspondents get off the bus and talk. The correspondents seated inside the bus. The trip goes to a small village in central Netherlands called Soestdijk where queen Juliana, the Dutch queen, and her husband, prince Bernhard live. The bus pulls up outside their palace, called Palace Soestdijk. The correspondents enter the building and meet prince Bernhard. Correspondents drink and talk. They come out with prince Bernhard and pose on the lawns. Correspondents pose outside the building. Prince Bernhard, wearing a white flower on his lapel, speaks to correspondents as photographers take pictures.

Date: 1969, June
Duration: 4 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American former war correspondents travel in a bus and meet in the Netherlands and Belgium during reunion tour

American former war correspondents in the Netherlands and Belgium to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of Europe during World War 2. A sign on a building reads 'Esso Motor Hotel.' American correspondents leave the hotel. Road sign for "Maastricht". Airport hangar with lettering "Airport Luchthaven Zuid Limburg." A bus driven past a civilian band parading down a street. The correspondents seated in the bus. The bus driven past fields in the countryside. A road sign for "Centrum / Belgie". The correspondents get off the bus and enter a government building likely in Antwerp Belgium. Views from inside a bus as the correspondents arrive at NATO headquarters in Brussels. They get off the bus. The correspondents seated around a table during a meeting.

Date: 1969, June
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Former war correspondents from U.S. place a wreath at the National Monument war memorial in Amsterdam's Dam Square

Former war correspondents from America in Amsterdam, Netherlands to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of Europe during World War II. A sign on a building reads 'Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky' in Amsterdam. Two correspondents carry a wreath as others follow them. They place the wreath at the National Monument war memorial in Dam Square, designed by J.J.P. Oud, opposite the Hotel Krasnapolsky. Correspondents and wives talk. A correspondent draws a sketch of the National Monument, its Obelisk visible in the drawing.

Date: 1969, June
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Sketches of American colonist battles against the British, and enlistment of support from France

Struggle for American independence and the border between Canada and America. Sketches of British General Burgoyne in its efforts to defeat the American colonists and meet General Howe in Albany. Review of Burgoyne's campaign and his enlistment of indians against the colonists. Map shows battle strategy from Quebec to New York. British prisoners. Surrender of Burgoyne to American General Gates at Saratoga. General George Washington's efforts against the British. Washington's troops at Valley Forge in winter with inadequate resources. Benjamin Franklin as envoy in Paris with King Louis XVI convinced to aid the American cause. Addition of Spain and the Netherlands in the struggle against British rule in America. Discussion of the French and the Americans both with their sights set on winning Canada also. With commentary and narration by J. Frank Willis.

Date: 1969
Duration: 6 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
SAC personnel participate in the '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' and the winner receives award in the U.S.

'1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' of USAF Strategic Air Command units in the United States. Seal of '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. An SAC officer speaks on the dais. SAC units disembark an aircraft. A sign reads : 'Welcome, 1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. The SAC units enters a building. The personnel receive well wishes. The SAC personnel work on various equipment during the competition. An announcer makes an announcement during the award ceremony. General Bruce K. Holloway, Commander-in-Chief of the SAC speaks. General Holloway congratulates each SAC personnel. The SAC personnel applaud. The award is given for the best maintenance wing and the best minute man wing

Date: 1969
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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