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"Het Snotneusje" & Incident of May 7th, 1945
By Hans van Oost

Dear friends of mechanical music,  Although I don't want to spoil your
Christmas I would like to ask your attention for the following link:

You will find a compilation of films made by amateurs on May 7th, 1954
in Amsterdam of the infamous shooting incident on the Dam plaza.  The
film starts with a still scene, and it may take some time to start,
depending on the speed of your data connection.

The scenes are very oppressing, but they give a unique time document.
Lest we forget!

Hans van Oost, Netherlands

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 [ The movie displays okay using Internet Explorer 6.0 with Macromedia
 [ Flash player.  Begin at
 [ Find "Filmopname van de beschieting op de Dam, 7 mei 1945"
 [ Click "Open" for URL
 [ It takes 20 to 30 minutes to download all using a dial-up modem at
 [ 56 kbps.  The playing duration is about 145 seconds.  At time 65
 [ seconds (45%) is the street organ, "Het Snotneusje", in the middle
 [ of the plaza with people taking cover behind it.
 [ See also these related articles:
 [ 991004 MMDigest Hans van Oost
 [ Subject: "Het Snotneusje", Bravest Organ of the Netherlands
 [ 991007 MMDigest Tom Meijer
 [ Subject: Dutch Street Organs in World War Two
 [ 000329 MMDigest Hans van Oost
 [ Subject: "Het Snotneusje" 55 Years Later
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 21 Dec 2003, 12:55:59 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  1945, 7th, Het, Incident, May, Snotneusje

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