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An overview of Welsh scenery and industry, Wales shows both the beauty of the country and its contribution to the war effort.
Wales in peace and war
'A picture of Welsh scenery and industry, of Wales's contribution during the late war. Out of the mountains come coal, copper, iron ore and anthracite. There are scenes of the Rhondda Valley, Cardiff and Swansea Docks and the steel furnaces of Llanelly. In the chapels hymns are sung in the ancient Welsh language.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
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