• Short Summary

    QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) OPENED A NEW PUMPHOUSE WHICH WILL HELP RECLAIM ANOTHER PART OF THE OLD ZUIDER SEA -- NOW CALLED THE IJSSELMEER -- IN LAND-STARVED HOLLAND.

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    QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) OPENED A NEW PUMPHOUSE WHICH WILL HELP RECLAIM ANOTHER PART OF THE OLD ZUIDER SEA -- NOW CALLED THE IJSSELMEER -- IN LAND-STARVED HOLLAND.

    THE LAST SECTION OF THE DYKE ENCLOSING THE FOLDER -- OR PART OF THE IJSSELMEER TO BE RECLAIMED -- COULDN'T BE COMPLETED YESTERDAY AS SCHEDULED BECAUSE OF GALES SWEEPING ACROSS HOLLAND WITH WINDS UP TO 85 MILES AN HOUR (136 KMS).

    HOWEVER, QUEEN JULIANA BOARDED THE VESSEL "ZUIDER ZEE" FOR AN INSPECTION OF THE DYKE BEFORE GOING ON TO THE PUMPHOUSE. THERE, SHE RANG A BELL SETTING IN MOTION HOLLAND'S BIGGEST WATER EXTRACTOR.

    THE NEW PUMP WILL SUCK 565 CUBIC FEET (16 CUBIC METRES OF WATER A SECOND OUT OF THE POLDER -- THE FOURTH SECTION OF LAND TO BE RECLAIMED FROM THE OLD ZUIDER SEA.

    THE FIRST TWO SECTIONS ARE NOW FILLED IN WITH HOUSES AND FACTORIES GOING UP ON THEM. THE THIRD SECTION IS ALMOST DRY AND NEEDS ONLY FILLING BEFORE IT TOO WILL ADD TO HOLLAND'S 13,00 SQUARE MILES (20,000 SQUARE KMS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAI4Y1DMJ7ID4WJVIL6N95U1LQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI4Y1DMJ7ID4WJVIL6N95U1LQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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