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Wandering Through Wales (1948)

Located in the United Kingdom, the Principality of Wales, home to 2.5 million people, is filled with rolling mountains, and green valleys. Because of its culture and language, it is unique ... See full summary »
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Located in the United Kingdom, the Principality of Wales, home to 2.5 million people, is filled with rolling mountains, and green valleys. Because of its culture and language, it is unique within the UK. Much of the economy is based on small independent farms, but also includes coal and slate mining. Its many castles - including Caernarfon and Conwy - comprise its most famous built landmarks. Another landmark is the Menai suspension bridge - spanning the Menai Straits - the longest such structure in the UK. As Wales is a largely coastal jurisdiction, the Welsh have taken advantage of water opportunities, whether it be for fishing, or for recreation at one of the many coastal resorts, such as the most famous, Llandudno. There are also mountain resorts, such as Betws-y-Coed. Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, offers great hiking and climbing opportunities. However, most ascend and descend the mountain on the unique railway, which despite its several safety measures, still thrills... Written by Huggo

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16 October 1948 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Ar Hyd y Nos
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("All through the Night")
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TravelTalks
1 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Wandering Through Wales (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A trip to Wales starts off with a quick rundown of some of its history including how 2.5 million people call it home and that the majority of it are small farmers. We then learn that 20% of the people speak Welch, 32% are bilingual and the rest speak English only. From here we see some chicken farmers, Craven Castle, the longest suspension bridge built in 1826, the site where it's believed Charles Dodgson wrote Alice in Wonderland and we get a ride on a train that goes five miles per hour and has to dodge sheep. This is another good entry in James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalks series and this one here offers up some really fun stories. It should go without saying but of course it's the Technicolor that's the real star as it brings plenty of these images to life and especially great were the shots of the railroad tracks and journey as well as the highest mountain in Wales. Fans of the series will certainly want to check it out because its mix of history and entertainment is quite fun to watch.


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