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The Hague: supplementary feeding in factories and workshops

Week number 41-40

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


Using a central kitchen, the Bureau for Food Supply in Times of War in The Hague gives the employees of different companies the possibility to have a warm meal during their lunch break for little money and without a ration stamp. SHOTS: men work: a blacksmith, a car mechanic, a lathe operator. During the lunch break they stand in line for a bowl of soup(?) which they eat with great relish in the canteen.

During World War II the newsreels by film producers Polygoon and Profilti were controlled by the German occupiers. Polygoon and Profilti had to work together with the German film rental office Tobis. From January 1, 1941 the newsreels were therefore called Tobis News. Until the fall of 1944 newsreels under this name were produced alternately by Polygoon and Profilti.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 September 1942


Original format:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision