by Patricia Montgomery, LincsMag Writer.
Date: 29 May 2012
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Classification Rating: Exempt from classification
General Running Time: 1 hour 52 mins
Number of discs: 1
Label: Strike Force Entertainment (SFE)
Queen Elizabeth In The 1950s DVD is perfect for royalists and fans of Queen Elizabeth II as it transports them back to those wonderful glory days.
As neighbours and friends across the country put some real community spirit back on the map with a street party, you can sit back, relax and reminisce about how it all began with five classic British Pathe documentaries celebrating the early years of Queen Elizabeth's reign.
Including 'Long Live the Queen' (1952) which offers a celebratory insight into the life of a princess and a document of her very first engagements as Queen, this DVD takes us on a nostalgic journey back in time.
'Elizabeth is Queen' (1952) features a full colour documentary of the 1953 Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey including the meticulous preparations of the Royal Guardsmen, the Household Cavalry and the royal Coachmen.
Featuring nearly an hour’s worth of footage, highlights include the State Coach making its way through the London streets past huge cheering crowds and, of course, the presentation to the new Queen of the Royal Sceptre, Orb and Crown - a must see for any royal enthusiast!
'Welcome to the Queen' (1952) gives us a detailed insight into the monarch's first tour around the Commonwealth, visiting Jamaica, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon and Uganda.
Meeting enthusiastic crowds and encountering the colourful diversity of customs, dances and traditional dress of dignitaries and subjects alike, we see the royal couple then take to the Royal Yacht Britannia for a Mediterranean tour taking in the Western Desert, Malta and Gibraltar before being accompanied by R.A.F planes and the ships of the Royal Navy back to Tilbury and up the Thames to their final destination of the Pool of London.
Featuring nearly two hours of rare and fascinating footage, QUEEN ELIZABETH IN THE 1950s also includes, 'The Queen's Birthday’ (1952), a ceremony where the queen becomes Colonel-In-Chief of the Guards Regiment and 'Royal Review’ (1953), which contains a film review of the Queen’s activities in her Coronation month.
So whether you're having a street party or re-living the years from the comfort of your own home, QUEEN ELIZABETH IN THE 1950s is the perfect platform to commemorate this momentous and unique occasion.
Roll out the bunting, hang out the flags and come together as a community to re-live the early years of Queen Elizabeth II courtesy of Strike Force Entertainment. To purchase Queen Elizabeth In The 1950's [DVD] on Amazon, click HERE! and is also available from all good retailers, priced at £14.99.