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70th an­niver­sary film cel­e­brates Hi­malayan he­roes

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Keep­ing you in the Green Oval loop

Land Rover’s year-round 70th-an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion reached new heights in the Hi­malayas. The com­pany sent a film crew to Maneyb­han­jang in West Ben­gal, the east­ern In­dian province that lies be­tween the Bay of Ben­gal and the Hi­malayas, to cap­ture the story of a vil­lage whose in­hab­i­tants rely on a fleet of Se­ries Land Rovers dat­ing back to 1957 to sur­vive. It is known in the Hi­malayas as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’.

The re­sult­ing short film is a cap­ti­vat­ing watch. It fol­lows the ar­du­ous 19-mile trip along rough moun­tain tracks that vil­lagers have to en­dure to reach the next town. The com­bi­na­tion of the ap­palling weather con­di­tions and the hair­rais­ing moun­tain tracks puts you in awe of the skilled, un­flap­pable driv­ers. Take a look on Lro.com or just type ‘Land of

Land Rovers’ into your search box.

‘Er – aren’t you high enough up as it is…?’

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