This History Channel series, hosted by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, explores the dramatic rise and decline of British naval power over the last 500 years. Since its creation under orders of King Henry VIII, the Royal Navy heralded Britain's emergence as a global superpower, presiding over what was the largest colonial empire in world history. This documentary series explores the evolution of British sea power from wooden galleons and ships-of-the-line, through to ironclad dreadnoughts and modern aircraft carriers. Discover how the Royal Navy was created during the reign of King Henry VIII, travel with Sir Francis Drake aboard his famous ship Golden Hinde in 1577, admire Admiral Nelson's triumph at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and learn why so many illustrious ships were decommissioned at the end of the Falklands War.
A reasonable documentary painting in overly-broad strokes the history of US Navy aircraft carriers.
Spiced by a narrative voice with the subtlety of the more sober Sunday afternoon sports commentaries, the recitation is appropriate for this script deficient in thesaurus research for alternatives to repetitively growled words like "decisive."
Very nicely selected and edited historical visual footage. Included with the package is a well illustrated and laid out 26 page booklet, which is almost as informative as the video itself.