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Female Volunteer Corps

Week number 40-11

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Training of the Korps Vrouwelijke Vrijwilligers (Female Volunteer Corps, KVV) in Amsterdam. The Corps' mission is to offer aid to the community at the request of the government. SHOTS: - speech by the commander of the KVV, ms. H.C.L. Veder; - KVV members leave the KVV building orderly and line up in groups outside; - commander leaves the building and inspects the gueard; - exercise in hospital transport, in which the "victim" is carried on a stretcher and placed in the ambulance of the Gemeentelijke Geneeskundige Dienst (Municipal Medical Service, GGD); - KVV members of the Rijwielambulance (Bicycle Ambulance) during a familiarizing tour through the city; - women in the kitchen during the cooking lesson for members of the Huishoudelijke Dienst (Domestic Service), where they're taught how to cook for large groups of people; - cook scoops food in a large jug, which is held by a women; - woman cuts slices of bread with a cutting machine; - other women make sandwiches.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
9 March 1940


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