Media item

The Netherlands feeds itself

Week number 41-52

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


On the pretext "The Netherlands feeds itself" the National Socialist action "Production drive 1941" explains to the viewers that the Netherlands has to be able to provide their own food. This item is about milk, cheese and butter. SHOTS: - children and a grown-up woman are sleeping in bed; - farmers work in a cowhouse: sweeping; milking; - in the milk factory the milk is pasteurized and processed to a.o. butter and cheese; - a family is seated at a table eating bread.

During World War II the newsreels by film producers Polygoon and Profilti were controlled by the German occupiers. Polygoon and Profilti had to work together with the German film rental office Tobis. From January 1, 1941 the newsreels were therefore called Tobis News. Until the fall of 1944 newsreels under this name were produced alternately by Polygoon and Profilti.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 December 1941


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid