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And Now They Rest

Few sights are more impressive than a working windmill, and there are plenty in this tribute to the sailed giants.

Documentary 1939 18 mins Silent


Whatever your views on wind power, there are few sights more majestic than the working windmill. This survey from the eve of WWII found fewer than 200 still turning their mighty sails, but offers great visual documentation of those that were. From post mills to smock mills, and worm wheels to fan tails, this detailed survey offers an affectionate tribute to Don Quixote's long-armed giants - well worth a tilt.