This documentary, broadcast ten years after the end of World War II and fifteen years after the bombing of Rotterdam, looks back on a decade-and-a-half of occupation, liberation and reconstruction in the Netherlands. The programme was written by Bob Uschi, who is regarded as the “founding father of the modern Dutch radio documentary”. In vintage radio style, Uschi narrates the sweeping pageant of events stretching from the German invasion, hunger and the Holocaust to the Marshall Plan, Dutch post-war economic policy and the proud and robust prosperity of the 50’s.
Producer: Bob Uschi
Presenters: Ken Haslem, Guus van der Steen & Ray Orchard
Broadcast: 10 May 1955