• Short Summary

    Nearly two thousand Dutch soldiers have been called on to help farmers in Zealand to rescue crops of tulip bulbs and potatoes from water-logged fields.

  • Description

    Nearly two thousand Dutch soldiers have been called on to help farmers in Zealand to rescue crops of tulip bulbs and potatoes from water-logged fields.

    Two months of heavy rain -- with more to come -- have brought floods to many fields. The farmers have had to harvest their crops by hand. Farm machines cannot be used on most farms.

    Harvesting had to be suspended after two days last week because it started to rain again.

    Now, the farm co-ordinator in Zeeland has asked for another 6,000 men to start work on the fields on Monday (11 November).

    The Netherlands earned 15,000 million guilders (GBP 2,250 million pounds sterling) from its export of agricultural and horticultural products last year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA79Y128GT25PLTRGAOGQWD0U75
    Media URN:
    VLVA79Y128GT25PLTRGAOGQWD0U75
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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