War weary Dutch face the Spanish fleet as they besiege the city of Leyden. Their only hope is that their own fleet will return to rescue them from the Spanish Armada.
Their hopes had been soaring, but the food barges that were so close off shore ran up on tragedy. CBS reporters take a close look at the beaten down condition of the Dutch people. Reporters also contemplate the seriousness of what it could mean if Leyden falls to the Spanish.
National independence is at stake. The political climate between the Dutch and Spanish is discussed as well as historical background being disclose. The Bergermeister appeals to the citezens that as hard as their ordeal is, it will be worse under the fist of the Spanish and the Inquisition. Just then the Spanish make a move. Is this the end? Is an attack coming?
A remote report arrives that the Dutch fleet is on the move. Will they arrive in time to bring relief?