View of Middleharnis

Netherlands, 1954

Film
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The great winter storm of 1953 breached many dykes in the south-west Netherlands, flooding vast areas of fertile land. This film shows how 25 kms of dykes at Goeree-Overflakkee were repaired during the summer of 1953, in time to protect the land against the spring tides and storms of the coming winter. Great quantities of bitumen were used in this repair work.

Credits

producer

Sir Arthur Hallam Elton

production company

Shell Film Unit

Multifilm Studios

Duration

00:21:00:00

Production places
Netherlands
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011508

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Netherlands - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Floods

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural disasters

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Storms

Documentary

History → Netherlands - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Netherlands

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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