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Schiphol Airport grows: the expansion plans of the city of Amsterdam

Week number 49-06

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


Journalists are informed of the expansion plans of Schiphol Airport in the restaurant of Schiphol. They listen to the mayor of Amsterdam, A.J. d'Ailly, and the chairman of Schiphol, J. Dellaert. The latter presents a map with the expansion plans and gives a clarification with a pointer. SHOTS: - meeting in the restaurant; - several shots of the postwar reconstruction, renovation and expansion of Schiphol Airport: old buildings are demolished, new are being built or almost finished, a.o. the control tower; mechanics work on airplanes in new and spacious hangars; travellers walk across the new arrival and depratures halls or sit in the restaurant; airplane crew is informed of the weather at the meteorological desk; airplanes of a.o. different foreign airline companies are at the apron or taxi across it; - aerial shots of Schiphol Airport.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 February 1949


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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision