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    Default The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Other's might have known about this event - I didn't.

    Thought it interesting.


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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    That's fascinating, thanks.
    The Dutch seem to have an ability to just get on with things without years of arguing.

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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    interesting film; wonderful music. thanks for posting

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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Tribe View Post
    That's fascinating, thanks.
    The Dutch seem to have an ability to just get on with things without years of arguing.
    Thank you for the vid


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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Thanks for that.

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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    Thanks for that.
    +1 from here.

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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Thanks for sharing.
    There is an equally fascinating story of the flooding of Walcheren at the end of WWII. The dyke was broken as a result of targeted Allied bombing in order to flush out the Germans. It took quite some time and an enormous effort to close the gap and pump the Island dry again. Another example of the continuous fight of the Dutch against the North Sea.

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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    It surprises me that land that was under seawater, and therefore likely to be salt contaminated, can be used for farming so quickly after pumping out the water. Do the Dutch have some method of neutralising the salt, which is poisonous to most plantlife?
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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Quote Originally Posted by Norman_E View Post
    It surprises me that land that was under seawater, and therefore likely to be salt contaminated, can be used for farming so quickly after pumping out the water. Do the Dutch have some method of neutralising the salt, which is poisonous to most plantlife?
    North Holland would probably have been brackish due to the Afsluitdijk dam being completed in 1932
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    Default Re: The Sailing Dutchman - interesting bit of history

    Very interesting, thankyou for posting.

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