Closing down of the KNIL centre


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Because the Royal Dutch East Indies Army has been dissoluted, the centre of the KNIL, located in the Prince Hendrik barracks in Nijmegen, is closed officially with a ceremony. The Minister without portfolio, L. Götzen, delivers a closing speech. SHOTS: - at the square in front of the barracks soldiers stand to attention, among them a department of men from Bronbeek: former KNIL soldiers in their old colonial uniform; - blowing KNIL-flag; - the former commander of the KNIL, general D.C. Buurman van Vreden hands over three Knil banners to the commander of Bronbeek, general Van Straaten(?); - the ex-servicemen march past the authorities with the banners; - speech by Götzen; -flag is lowered; all soldiers salute.

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