A pontoon bridge swings open wide to allow passage of an arriving steamship in Willemstad, Curacao. Views from the ship as it traverses the canal. Passengers line the deck to watch.The pontoon bridge swings back into position again, and local pedestrians and vehicles that have been waiting, move quickly to proceed on their way again.
Duty free shops at a market in Willemstad, Curacao. Visitors and natives at the market. A car moves on the street. A duty free shop of perfumes. Perfumes on display. A woman on street selling bags. The boards of different shops hang on the walls. Traffic on streets and a building. Spars and mast of sailing vessels. Buildings in the background.
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.
Map of the Caribbean is shown. A German sailor aboard a German submarine looks through his binoculars. The submarine moves through heavy seas. German officer looks through submarine's periscope. The coastline of Curacao is seen through the periscope. An allied freighter is spotted. German sailors prepare to attack. Shows several instrument panels, radar and gauges inside the submarine. Torpedo is fired from the submarine. German sailors cerebrate at the deck. Allied freighter gets destroyed and sunk.
Princess Juliana of the Netherlands visits Curacao Island. A motorcade of the Princess. People cheer and welcome the Princess. The Princess in an open car. Dutch Marines parade. Princess Juliana watches the parade.
Allied ships at Manila Harbor in the Philippines towards the end of World War II. Dutch / Australian hospital ship AHS Maetsuycker from Curacao bearing a Red Cross sign. The Maetsuycker underway. Filipinos row a boat in the foreground. A fleet of ships underway in the far background. Cranes at the harbor. Allied troops loaded in a landing craft. Soldiers being transferred from a ship into the landing craft. The landing craft pulls away.