Window on Holland 1957

Construction at Haringvliet in 1957, the start of the Delta Plan, one of the greatest hydraulic engineering feats of the 20th Century (© Geheugen van Nederland/Adriaan Dronkert)

Good old-fashioned radio roundup of the year’s main events from the Dutch perspective. The annual newsreel looks back at the main events that affected Holland and the world in 1957: scientific advances, international tensions—including the Indonesian-New Guinea crisis—Suez, progress towards Benelux and European unity and the launch of the Delta Plan.

Broadcast: December 1957