Reference INF 6/642
Title Broken Dykes (flooding of Walcheren Island) 1945
Former Department Reference Folder No. MI 449
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Domestic Life, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes News and information channels, Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Housing and living conditions, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts, Miscellaneous
Locations Netherlands, Walcheren
Organisations Auxiliary Territorial Service, Central Office of Information


A file relating to the production of the wartime documentary film Broken Dykes, released in 1945 by the Ministry of Information and the Central Office of Information. The film addresses the devastation caused by the flooding of Walcheren Island. The file contains production credits; a synopsis of the film; a commentary script; shot lists; and the estimated budget for a music recording session.


accommodation, agricultural production, agriculture, animal feed, bomb damage, bread, canals, cattle, cereals, children, clothing, coastal areas, coupons, culture, dairy, Dutch nationals, employment, family, film, finance, flooding, food preparation, food supplies, German armed forces, German nationals, harvests, haulage, homelessness, horses, housing, infants, infrastructure, laundry, livestock, meals, meat, milk, milling, motor vehicles, music, old age, ports, propaganda, public morale, ration books, rationing, religious buildings, rescue, rest centres, roads, rural areas, soldiers, towns, transportation, villages, voluntary organisations, volunteers, water supply, welfare, youths

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