Drie jongens en een hond

Children’s film about a disabled boy whose faithful dog is stolen.

Jantje is an orphan who lives with his grandfather. His only real friend is Nero, his dog. One day Nero is stolen by a vagrant who wants to sell him. The dog attacks him and the man then tries to drown the dog. Fortunately, he is saved by three boys.

Meanwhile, Jantje’s grandfather has issued a reward of fifty guilders for the person who can bring back the dog. The vagrant reads this and tries to steal the dog again. But the boys manage to stop him and Nero and his master are happily reunited.

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.