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The COI Collection Volume Three: They Stand Ready (2DVD set)

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The third volume in the COI Collection, They Stand Ready, looks at Britain's armed forces

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The third volume in the COI Collection, They Stand Ready, looks at Britain's armed forces. To help paint a positive picture of life in the Services the COI produced morale-boosting documentaries, propaganda items and numerous recruitment films, which placed emphasis on escaping the humdrum of daily life. Join the Services, we are told, and a world of opportunity awaits you.

Highlights include: Victory Parade (1946), in which troops from all over the British Empire arrive in London to celebrate victory over the Nazis; They Stand Ready (1955), a look at the vital role of national service; Suez in Perspective (1957), where the Suez Crisis is given a positive spin; Routine Adventure (1965), about the RAF's role in Aden; When You Wake Up (1974), a recruitment film for schoolgirls which attempts to lure them into the Women's Royal Army Corp (WRAC); HMS Sheffield (1976) and Tornado (1985), big boys' toys on the high seas and in the skies.

Disc one

  • Victory Parade (1946)
  • Men of the World (1950)
  • Eagles of the Fleet (1950)
  • Out of the Groove (1950)
  • They Stand Ready (1955)
  • Suez in Perspective (1957)
  • Musicians in the Making (1958)
  • Military Policeman (1961)
  • Ten Foot Tall (1964)
  • Winged Horizons (1965)
  • Egypt Today: The Anglo-French Aggression Against Egypt (1956)

Disc two

  • Voyage North (1965)
  • Routine Adventure (1965)
  • Army Summer of 1968 (1968)
  • Exercise Enterprise (1968)
  • Best of Both Worlds (1971)
  • Community Relations Officer (1974)
  • When You Wake Up (1974)
  • Ark Royal (c1970)
  • HMS Sheffield (1975)
  • Tornado Trailer (1985)
  • Royal Navy Amazon (c1980)
  • Tornado (1985)
Extras
  • Egypt Today: Anglo-French Aggression Against Egypt (1956, 11 minutes): a very different story is told in this Egyptian response to British Suez propaganda
  • Fully illustrated booklet including comprehensive contextualising notes and essays
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SKU 5035673008829
Catalogue Number BFIVD882
Product contents <ul> <li>Egypt Today: Anglo-French Aggression Against Egypt (1956, 11 minutes): a very different story is told in this Egyptian response to British Suez propaganda.</li> <li>Fully illustrated booklet including comprehensive contextualising notes and essay
Director Various
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
DVD region 2
Certificate U
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