Holland 1953: Assault of the Sea | 2000
On February 1, 1953, the North Sea spilled over the dikes along Holland's southwest coast. Over 1,800 people drowned and 47,000 homes were destroyed. It was Holland's worst flood disaster. Four years later, the government began the Delta Project, a vast engineering undertaking that has given the inhabitants of the low-lying villages safety and peace of mind.