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.
Princess Margriet Francisca of the Netherlands to wed Commoner Pieter van Vollenhoven, Jr in Netherlands. The Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands. Princess Margriet seated with Vollenhoven on a sofa along with her family. Queen of the Netherlands Juliana speaks to them. Princess Margriet and Commoner Pieter van. Princess Beatrix with her husband. A sculpture of the four princesses. The press photographers walk up to the palace. The Princess and Commoner come out of the palace. Men takes a picture. Princess Margriet and Commoner Pieter van stand together in a garden.
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.
Princess Juliana of Netherlands on her 40th Birthday at her palace in Soestdijk accompanied by her husband, Prince Bernhard and two daughters: Beatrix (later "queen Beatrix) and Irene. Thousand of children gather carrying helium balloons in their hands. Some children present balloons to Princess Juliana's daughters. Thousands of balloons are set free in the sky. A small child carrying balloon stands in a window. Small boy holds flowers in hands. Princess Juliana watches in delight.
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.
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.