Best of British (4-DVD + Memorabilia Collection)
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- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: November 20, 2012
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Team Marketing
Description by OLDIES.com:
50 EVENTS THAT CHANGED BRITAIN: This unique collection of mini-documentaries takes you back in time to some of the most significant events in British history. Witness Queen Victoria's funeral in 1901; see how the troops celebrated Christmas in the trenches of the Great War; hear Churchill's announcement of Victory in Europe in 1945 and relive the excitement of Beatlemania in the 60s and Charles and Diana's engagement in 1981. This vividly produced, bite-sized collection brings the past to life as never before.
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN: 1940 will forever be remembered as a defining year when the pilots of the Royal Air Force took on the assault of the German Luftwaffe and won. This DVD reveals not only the blow-by-blow account of the desperately close-run conflict, but also the story of the Blitz when Hitler tried to bomb Britain into submission. But 'Britain could take it' and out of the ashes of destroyed cities came a unified nation with a determination not to give in to the forces of evil.
CORONATION BRITAIN - THE MAKING OF A QUEEN: his is the story of how a shy and petite 25-year-old woman was suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into the limelight, instantly becoming the most famous person in the world: The Queen of England. Elizabeth II became the head of state of country still reeling from World War II. Crowned on June 2nd 1953, the nation and empire celebrated the beginning of a new Elizabethan age.
BRITISH MEMORABILIA: Remember the pride of Britain with this unique collection of memorabilia, recreated from original materials at The National Archives, London, England. The compilation includes Royal items such as Henry VIII's will in 1547 and the warrant for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587; a government account with portrait of Oliver Cromwell c. 1654; a report on the amputation of Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson's arm in 1797; a battle map from the Crimean War in 1857; architectural plans for Buckingham Palace gardens and lake in 1855; drawings from the Boer War of 1899-1902; official documents and maps from WWI and WWII, and much more.