The People's land

United Kingdom, 1941

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In Britain the National Trust has acqired a number of estates and areas of land of historical interest: they include ancient castles, such as the 14th century Bodian castle, a Chiltern village, the famous valley of Dovedale, a number of prehistoric stone circles, 14,000 acres of Westmorland countryside and an extensive area of downland in Sussex. These estates and landmarks are held in public trust forever.

Previously on display

22 April 2019

ACMI Viewing Booths



Ralph Keene


Donald Taylor

production company

Strand Films



Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier




Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Buildings - Conservation and restoration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → England

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → England - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Landscape

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → National Trust (Great Britain)


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → Antiquities - Collection and preservation

History → Buildings - Conservation and restoration

History → Castles

History → England - History

History → Great Britain - Antiquities

History → Great Britain - Civilization

History → Great Britain - History

History → Historic buildings - Conservation and restoration

History → Historic buildings - Great Britain

History → Historic sites

History → National Trust (Great Britain)

Places → England

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain






16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

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