The Complete History of the Battleship

release year: 2001
genre: documentary
viewing setting: home DVD, 8/2/05

synopsis: This documentary covers the history of the battleship (and naval warfare in general) for over a hundred years.

impressions: This was a good account of everything having to do with battleships during the listed time period...motivations, weaponry, construction, armor, strategy. It's got an overall narration, plus interview/commentary segments with scholars and historians.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Footage of battleships from the early 1900s.

acting: n/a, but the narration was clear and well-spoken.

final word: Quite possibly the definitive documentary on battleships.

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