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Het Bommelerwaard Boek Het Bommelerwaard Boek


Anyone wanting to know more about the Dutch town of Zaltbommel and its surrounding polderscape will appreciate the information and sight Het Bommelerwaard Boek offers. It covers the Bommelerwaard (you could say the Bommelpolder) from the area’s very earliest traces of habitation to the dark days of 2007 when a military Apache-helicopter cut the power supply when it took down the polder’s high voltage lines. The book features glorious times and disasters, every day happenings and stories of area residents and characters. Think of it as a kaleidoscope of details in chronological order, drawn from sources such as the significant local archive collections of Streekarchief Bommelerwaard and Stadskasteel Zaltbommel (also the source of over 350 illustrations). These images, with accompanying thumb nail sketches, mini chapters, provide a surprising ‘picture’ of 2000 years of Bommelerwaard. An ideal information source for anyone with roots in this polder, when compiling family history and genealogy.

Hardcover, 368 pages, Richly illustrated with numerous images in full-colour, special import, Dutch text.

USD 16.95 / CAD 19.95

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