It may start on slightly dodgy ground (“Wales… not far from Shakespeare Country”) but this short film, ‘Look at Wales’, exploring Wales in the 1950s from Pathè turns out to be a delightful collection of film reels bringing together a diverse picture of the “Welsh experience”.
It turns out to be quite a respectful and affectionate look at a country that was apparently as mysterious as a foreign land to many people in the UK. Enjoy a trip through a Wales that is perhaps now recognisable through squinted eyes.
‘Look at Wales’ by Pathè:
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