When grocers's son Daantje Pieters is drafted, he falls for a girl in a blue hat he spots aboard the train to the garrison. At the barracks in The Hague, crafty conman Toontje takes Daantje under his wing (not to mention his grocery supplies). Toontje decides to help Daan look for his dream girl, Betsy, but draws the line at them planning an engagement, for such things are not for soldiers. Written by
29 September 1972 (Netherlands)
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The steam train was composed of a locomotive preserved at a museum railroad situated in the eastern part of the country, the "Museum Buurtspoorweg". The passenger coach was taken from the National Railway Museum. This coach had to be turned because of broken windows. The locomotive was built by Hanomag in 1925 and was purchased by the museum railway in the sixties from a private railway in Germany, the "Delmenhorst Harpstedter Eisenbahn". The top light was omitted to show the period signaling in the Netherlands showing only two bottom lights. See more