Comprised almost entirely of historic cinema newsreels and television reports that have never been released on DVD before, In The News – Royal Naval Reviews is a totally unique collection of filmed reports of these truly spectacular naval displays. As well as containing precious film records of dozens and dozens of British warships, the films include ceremonial salutes, gun salutes and salvos, aerial film, flypasts, illuminated night sequences and much more.
The DVD starts with the earliest known footage of a Naval review, filmed in 1911 at Spithead before showcasing the mighty dreadnoughts that dominated the 1914 and 1919 Reviews. The 1924, 1935, 1937 and 1939 Reviews chronicle a navy changing from ceremonial spectacle to serious preparations for war.
Release Date: 18 May 2009