Synopsis:Shows the demonstration of the Vickers VA-2 hovercraft in Holland before Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
Shotlist:10:00:00 Opening titles, over aerial of Amsterdam. Pan L across train station to harbour. Different aerial view.
10:00:45 Prow with mermaid, large ships in dock with cranes from the water, different views, smaller barges with rows of white laundry, coming out from under a bridge, along an old canal, going under a bridge.
10:01:41 Low ferry going along canal. Bicycle wheels, bicycle traffic GVs. Hand rotated stop sign. Hooking, crane cab, aerial of hovercraft hoisted by crane. Assembling craft GVs.
10:02:55 Driver at wheel looking behind, craft fins moving. Brief BP Shield, pan along body of craft, engine CU, propeller control and propeller. Craft moves along ground, lots of BP Shield branding.
10:03:53 Motorcade arrives with Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
10:04:15 Hovercraft inflates, blows grass. POV driver through windscreen, heading into water. Entering the water from the water., big BP Shield. Driver, craft in motion, turns 180 degrees. Reaction from Prince Bernhard.
10:05:06 Hovercraft in action. Reaction, boys watching. Hands on steering wheel. Sudden stop. Steering wheel, turning. Back to Prince Bernhard watching.
10:06:12 Craft heading towards camera, crowds of people along a canal dock. Prince Bernhard approaches and boards. Royal flag placed. Crowd watches. Pulls out, crowd.
10:07:00 Speeding along, cranes behind. Little motorboat with Dutch flag skips around, craft comes by again. Mounted policemen, crowd watches. Propeller stops.
10:07:49 Prince Bernhard disembarks, mounted policeman. High angle the Prince walking to his car, crowds watching. Hovercraft in Amsterdam harbour, very distant.
10:08:23 End titles.