STK-ID 3677

Shots of horses being loaded onto boats for evacuation. Long sequence on people being evacuated, on long convoys of boats, tied one to the other, moving across flooded landscape, over land that has been reclaimed by the North Sea, to safety in South Beveland. British army trucks help in the evacuation. TILT DOWN from condensation trails in the sky to group of youngsters looking up. People are shown boarding amphibian DUK-W's; shots of two DUK-W's moving on road, taking to the water. TRAVELLING SHOT of flooded land, of DUK-W moving across. Sequence on life back on Walcheren, men digging in ruins, salvaging what they can, boys sailing in home-made boats, etc. Sequence on group of men operating a homemade pile driver.


Excerpt from
Broken Dykes
North Sea, Walcheren Island
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg comp b&w
Aspect ratio