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A Yank Abroad: Visiting (and re-visiting) the Oxfordshire countryside

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Duration: 0:05:44 | Added: 15 Dec 2014
Rare 16 mm film footage from the mid-1930s of american tourists touring the Oxfordshire countryside by bike, and also footage shot by US airforce crew in 1944 visting Wallingford and Aylesbury.

This episode sees American visitors to the city of Oxford exploring the surrounding area, through Cotswold provincial towns such as Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon, to places in Oxfordshire such as Wallingford. These films date back to the 1930s and 40s, and as 16mm film was more readily available in the USA during this time, these clips of American tourism have allowed such places to be captured on camera.

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