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An aerial view of flooded areas around the small town of Oud-Loosdrecht, Holland.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78927

An aerial view of flooded areas around the small town of Oud-Loosdrecht, Holland.

Original caption reads: "Twelve hundred persons died of starvation in Amsterdam, Holland, when the Germans destroyed the country's dikes and flooded Dutch farms with sea water. Before the Allies liberated the Low Countries, American Military authorities sent more than 2150 B-17 Flying Fortresses to drop 2500 tons of food to the starving population. When the Germans were pushed back land vehicles and ships rushed food to Holland reducing and finally checking the deaths. This is an airview of flooded areas around the small town of Oud-Loosdrecht, Holland".

Date
Circa 1944
Variant Locale
Holland
Photo Designation
LIBERATION -- The Netherlands
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ron Leidelmeyer
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Record last modified: 2015-05-07 00:00:00
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