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ITN Roving Report: The Town That Never Was

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Report on the reclamation area in Holland known as Polderland and the new town of Dronten. Land drainage and civil planning are equally important but their are complaints about the slow development of the infrastructure including lack of entertainment, employment and problems with summer mosquitoes.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964.

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Reporter:Michael Barsley
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HOLLAND:
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Waves gently breaking against sea defence d...

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HOLLAND:
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Waves gently breaking against sea defence dike / dike stretching out to sea; general views of the sea

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Map showing the different reclaimed sections of land (polders)

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General views small fishing village with boats by wat...

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General views small fishing village with boats by waterfront and neat houses / reporter along to eel stall / close up eels for sale / close shot woman stallholder / reporter picks up eel and holds it up / local woman, wearing traditional costume, along on bicycle towards and past / another woman along on bike with child in seat behind her /
Statue and inscription of Dr Cornelius Lely who organised the whole dike operation

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Mr Veenstra (in charge of social organisation on the Polders) interview SOT
- explains that workers for the Polder are varied with farmers, farm workers, doctors, shop keepers etc needed...

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Mr Veenstra (in charge of social organisation on the Polders) interview SOT
- explains that workers for the Polder are varied with farmers, farm workers, doctors, shop keepers etc needed

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POV view through windscreen as along straight flat road into ...

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POV view through windscreen as along straight flat road into Flevoland Polder / signs for new Polder towns including Dronten / sign for camping with caravan and tent logos / pitched tents and caravans / cafe with tables outside / couple wearing swimming costumes along / reporter talking to cafe owner / PAN across water to pumping station / close shot mural on pumping station wall featuring farmer and fisherman shaking hands

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Pumping equipment inside station

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Reporter looking out from tower with pumping station manager / high angle view of road to Dronten

TRACKING SHOTpast flat landscape, combine harvesters at work in field / sequence combine harvesters and other farm machinery at work harvesting / grain out of chute from harvester into back of lorry:

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Agricultural buildings and rows of grain silos / reporter looking at grain - letting it run through his hand / close shot grain

Drain sections stacked up / reed bed with tied bundles of reeds beside

More TRACKING SHOTS past flat countryside with reeds growing

Dronten
TRACKING SHOT through town new town with houses under construction / man laying brick in place on wall / row of houses under construction PAN to houses on other side of road already occupied / shopping centre under construction / bank under construction / close shot trade nameplates / toy shop with balls hanging up outside / close shot postbox / reporter walking to shopping centre

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Radio telephone on wall and number dialed

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Scaffold tower with radar dish on top / construction site

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Mr Veenstra ((in charge of social organisation on the Polders) interview SOT
- talks of settlers with interest and experience...

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Mr Veenstra ((in charge of social organisation on the Polders) interview SOT
- talks of settlers with interest and experience

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Parents and children along path / teenage twins pushing pram ...

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Parents and children along path / teenage twins pushing pram along

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16-year-old girl working in local clothes shop, serving customer / poster for cancer relief charity / same 16-year-old girl collecting for cancer relief charity / woman at upstairs window affixing mosquito net / name on wall 'Groenlandstraat' / plants on windowsill of house / example of pigeon loft house / more houses / small boy along on tricycle / small children playing in moving boxes:

Reporter with children in protestant school playground / close shots of children / school building on bare landscape

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School classroom with geography lesson in progress / faces of children / children singing SOT

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Farmers arriving to apply for plots of land in new town

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Farmers arriving to apply for plots of land in new town

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Farmers gathered in hall / farmers sitting with drinks / farmers looking at prospectuses

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Farmers leaving hall for tour of inspection of land

TRACKING SHOT along empty road towards next village / temporary sign 'Swifterbant' as reporter walks up to it and carries on over waste ground (which will eventually be the main street)

Sign for 'Lelystad' PAN to road beside / general view of pumping station

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Diesel-electric pumping machinery at work / reporter looking at pump

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Water in lock PAN to lock gates and lower level of water beyond / barges on canal / crane and scoop dredging water / general view of polder under construction / tree blowing in wind / reporter along windy road

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Young Germans attending lecture in lecture hall at museum

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Young Germans attending lecture in lecture hall at museum

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Reporter along beside old island which is now surrounded by land / old wooden walls / reporter along and looks at old measuring post / Close shot of markers on measuring post TILT UP / reporter along to cannon (used as warning gun for high tide) / close shot sign for water cannon / reporter along beside display of collection of old anchors / various shots of anchors

Sign for town 'Emmeloord' / shoppers to and fro in open air market / stallholder serving customers on cheese stall / bell tower

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Various shots of houses and buildings in oldest polder town / lines of trees along roads / fishing boats in harbour / car along road

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Mr Veenstra ((in charge of social organisation on the Polders) interview SOT
- on why polders are necessary

Dutch journalist (Rink Edenburg, phon) interview SOT
- on need for reclaimed land

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Mr Veenstra ((in charge of social organisation on the Polders) interview SOT
- on why polders are necessary

Dutch journalist (Rink Edenburg, phon) interview SOT
- on need for reclaimed land

Ellen Dogger (phon, Amsterdam housewife) interview SOT
- on why she doesn't want to live on reclaimed land

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General view of dike / commemoration tower on dike / inscript...

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General view of dike / commemoration tower on dike / inscription on tower / bronze sculpture on tower

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Reporter climbing steps inside tower

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High angle view of dike, seen from top of tower / reporter looking out from top of tower / general view of calm sea

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