Unique St Maarten video footage from 1947

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Movie about St Maarten from around 1947

By Sonja van der Drift

This is a historical 6 minute movie about the Island of St Maarten. It is to believed that this movie was made around 1947 as part of a series about the West. ( also known as the Dutch West Indies or Netherlands Antilles ). You will see the unspoiled nature of St Maarten & St Martin and how Island living was in those days.

This movie is from the archives of the RVD of The Netherlands where they conserve these type of historical films. Dutch narrative with English subtitle.

Source : “Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid” also know as “RVD”

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