Vechten en dienen

Propaganda film for the Landelijke Stichting Protestantse Gezondheidszorg (National Foundation for Protestant Healthcare).

Film which shows the life story of several idealistic young people. One of them is a young girl who lands in the hospital after a car accident. After this experience she decides to become a nurse.

The film is made by veteran director Ernst Winar and produced by G.B.H. Niestadt.

Waarschuwing tegen de revolutie

Film consisting entirely of written text that warns against the revolution.

In the wake of the Russian revolution, the Dutch public is warned, in rhyming titles, not to choose for revolution. The film is an appeal for peaceful reforms, and the avoidance of anarchy. This announcement was likely followed by shots of the chaos abroad.

The film was screened in the Dutch theaters in May 1919.

Leger- en vlootfilm

Propaganda Film About the Dutch Military.

Holland neutraal (Neutral Holland) is this film’s subtitle, which was meant to show that the Dutch armed forces are very much prepared to guarantee the Netherlands’ neutrality in World War One. The more than 2.5-hour film was made by Willy Mullens in 1917, when other Western European armies had become numbed after three long years in the trenches. The footage in the Army and Navy Film depicts a relatively high-spirited mood, considering how the Dutch military had mobilized but not actually participated in the war.