Media item

Fast thaw after severe winter

Week number 79-03

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


The sudden fast thaw has ended a winter with lots of snow and severe frost. The severe winter caused troubles for humans and animals, but also led to fun in the snow and on the ice. SHOTS: Large puddles on the streets caused by the melting snow; melting icicles; tracking shot of a farm in the snow; mill in winter landscape; sledging children; man and woman cross-country skiing; salt spreader; snowplough in Volendam; Volendam harbour with icebound ships; icebreaker on the IJsselmeer; new development in the snow; a tank practices on snowy grounds; snowy kale field; water birds swim in a hole in the ice; close up of moorhen frozen to the ice; animal ambulance; heron in a tub; bird migration; ice skaters, a.o. a woman with a stroller; footage of the Dutch skating championships sprint for women in Genemuiden; footage of a horse-sleigh competition; skaters during the long pleasure ride Holland-Venice.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1979


Bloemendal, Philip (commentaar)
Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid