About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A Technicolor guide to some of the coastline, countryside, and properties preserved by the National Trust.
The properties of the National Trust
'A film of National Trust properties of beauty and historic interest, preserved for the people. They include prehistoric stone circles, ancient castles like fourteenth-century Bodiam, a Chiltern village, stretches of the Sussex downs, the famous valley of Dovedale, 14000 acres of lovely country in Westmorland. This noble heritage is held in public trust - for ever.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50)
All films are subject to the Creative Commons licence guidelines.
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