Film, Video

London In The Inter-War Period

This extract comes from pioneer British filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene’s “The Open Road,” a cross-country travelogue, filmed in 1926. It showed Britain, in color, for the first time. London is the last stop in an epic trip across Britain.

The car is a Vauxhall D-Type, considered a sporty model at the time. A long-distance journey by car was a relatively new concept, back then, with none of the amenities en route now, taken for granted. The visit to the gas station shows smoking on the forecourt. London is the last stop in an epic trip across Britain.

h/t: BFI NATIONAL ARCHIVE

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