Info video

aspect ratio
4:3
colour
Black & White
category
General
World War II
keywords
destruction
street scenes
ravages
boats
labour
water
dikes
houses
tanks
flooding
water hindrance
markets
water management
stones
dike reinforcements
wreckage
coastal defence
people
date
1 Oct 1945
location
Netherlands
Walcheren
Middelburg

Devastation and flooding in Walcheren

Overview of the situation on Walcheren five months after the end of World War II. The island is still largely under water after the attack on the levees by the British Air Force in October 1944. A cruise through the flooded area shows the damage. Using amongst others military amphibious "DUKW's" connections are maintained. Work is underway to close the holes in the dikes.

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Duration: 00:02:17

Program title: Polygoon Dutch News

Episode title: Week number 45-42

Extended info for: "Devastation and flooding in Walcheren"

SHOTS:
-tanks shot;
-Westkapelle (completely destroyed);
-flooded farmlands and streets in suburban Middelburg;
-amphibious vehicles on the Markt and in the streets of Middelburg;
-horse-drawn carriage in flooded streets;
-the hole in the dike is filled by sinking concrete filled caissons, the spraying of sand and closingthe last remaining slot with stones.