Good educational film on the evolution of the windmill and how they work.
Note: Location of the events are unknown. However, part of the film could have been filmed in the Netherlands / Holland.
Full titles read: "WINDMILLS"
Good L/S of a large windmill. Diagrammatical drawing of one of the earliest kinds of windmills which was built on an oak tree and was shaped like a wooden hut. More drawings showing the development of the mills down the years.
L/S of a man pushing hard on a large pole to push the sails of the mill round to face the wind. Several more diagrams of the evolving mills which included the 'Flyer mill' and the 'Smock mill'. L/S of a working 'Smock mill' L/S of a stone 'Tower mill'. Cross section diagram of the workings of a mill, an animated arrow point to the key components which include the gears, hoppers, millstones and meal spouts.
L/S and M/S's of an enormous modern Russian mill. L/S of the old fashioned mill. The commentator says "We will be sorry to miss the romantic appeal of the old windmill."