National Trust

HUGHENDEN HILLSIDE FILM

Hughenden Hillside Film mockup on Mac

Hughenden Hillside Film mockup on Mac

THE PROJECT


Hughenden Manor is a historic National Trust property located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. This quiet Victorian mansion is the former home of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

However, Hughenden Manor held a secret wartime past that remained hidden for nearly 60 years. During the Second World War, Hughenden Manor was a top-secret base for mapping key enemy locations. As a matter of fact, the work conducted here directly impacted the outcome of the war by disabling German defences and destroying precious supplies.

 

 

THE BRIEF


To tell this inspiring story, the National Trust approached Red Rocket to create a short film. The film was produced to showcase the vital work undertaken by skilled personnel who until recently, remained unknown.

The Numbers


60

Years a secret

680

Acres of countryside

1086

Year built

THE PROCESS


The research of the National Trust suggests that around 100 personnel were based at Hughenden Manor during the war. To support the RAF, skilled cartographers produced leading-edge maps from aerial photographs. As a matter of fact, these maps played a vital role in the success of the ‘Dambusters’ raid and Hitler’s mountain retreat, Eagle’s Nest.

THE RED ROCKET SOLUTION


The video is informative, engaging and pays homage to the great work that the military personnel achieved at Hughenden Manor. The National Trust is now able to share this story to their visitors in a captivating and informative way as they welcome visitors and look after this historic location.

In conclusion, Red Rocket thoroughly enjoyed being apart of this National Trust project. It was not only a journey through the history of Hughenden Manor but a great reflection of the British wartime efforts. With this in mind, go visit Hughenden Manor and see the exhibition for yourself.