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Chiltern Country

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Chiltern Country

Silent scenes of rural hills and towns

Travelogue 1939 8 mins

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The rolling hills and wide valleys of the Chilterns are given centre stage in this travelogue aimed at boosting tourism

Get on your bike and pedal through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chilterns are a range of rolling hills not far from Greater London; starting at the Thames in Oxfordshire and meandering in a north-easterly direction for nearly 50 miles, before having the good sense to stop short of Luton. This travelogue was produced by the Travel and Industrial Development Association, projecting an image of olde worlde charm to audiences abroad. The fact that this version is silent suggests that it was made for non-theatrical screening.