World War II - The British Movietone Newsreel Years (1939-1945)
DVD Video, 3/6-Disc Box Set | ~960 minutes | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 6.34 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Genre: Documentary | History | War | Series
Founded in 1929, British Movietone was the first sound newsreel service in Britain, shooting on 35 mm film. Hungry for news from the various war fronts during World War II, people flocked to cinemas to see as many news reports as they could. Despite a shortage in film supplies, British Movietone News covered the home front and all the theatres of war: from the Western Front and Occupied Paris, to Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. For the very first time, many of these new reels have been remastered and brought together for this special Collector's Edition - some unseen since the war. Sometimes heroic, sometimes sad, and sometimes hilarious; this collection is a testament of British spirit and humour that will delight both those who lived through the war and younger generations learning about this major event in British history.