Uitreiking mobilisatiekruis te Utrecht
Reportage about the presentation of the “mobilisatiekruis” (mobilization cross) in Utrecht.
The film consists of two parts. The first part deals with the presentation of the mobilization cross. On a kind of outdoor stage, speeches are given.
The first speech is by the Queen’s Commissioner in Utrecht, H.Th. s'Jacob, followed by General Snijders (who gets the audience to offer three “hurrays”), and finally a speaker who constantly admonishes with his finger; this is probably the secretary of the national association for the mobilization cross, J. de Vries.
General Snijders then pins the decorations on the recipients, beginning with Mrs. s'Jacob and her husband. They are followed by Canon Jansen. Snijders, assisted by two scouts, then presents small boxes to soldiers; these boxes presumably contain military decorations. Next comes a procession and a salute. General Snijders publicly addresses the Minister of War and the Navy, Lambooy, and pins a decoration on his chest. Minister Lambooy then gives a speech.
The second part of this film shows a group of people gathered in a street and on a square. They are waiting for something. Soldiers (?) on horseback are standing in line. Three soldiers on horseback are doing something important. In the background, children gather to see what is going on. One of the soldiers on horseback makes it clear to one of the children that they should make themselves scarce.