The Story Of The Guards - British Army

The Story Of The Guards
BRITISH MILITARY HERITAGE - THE STORY OF THE GUARDS The definitive archive film led history.

The Story Of The Guards (2009, 65 mins, directed by Ted Fitzgerarld)

The Guards - Respected world wide on the parade ground and equally feared on the battlefield, their discipline and training prepares them for some of the toughest military encounters from the Battle of Waterloo to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. They're some of the most respected and highly disciplined soldiers in the world, portraying all that is best about the British Army.

They are the personal bodyguard of the monarch, pivotal figures in all aspects of the defence of the realm with Battle Honours and ceremonies that read like a history of the British Isles. Their origins go back to the bloody English Civil War and the formation of democracy as we know it today.

With rare and much previously unseen archive footage, exclusive interviews with the current Regimental Sergeant Major of the Coldstream Guards, and unprecedented access to personal histories and anecdotes, we explore how their traditions and reputation have become part of the social fabric of Britain.

Follow their history, traditions, training and action as we tell the definitive archive led story of 'The Guards' with nearly two hours of unique footage from some of the leading military archive sources in the world

TOTAL RUNNING TIME - 115 Mins

THE STORY OF THE GUARDS - Main Feature Chapter Points
The Story Of The Guards - Intro
Part 1 Historical Origins
Part 2 Being A Guardsman
Part 3 Becoming a Guardsman
Part 4 Becoming a Mounted Guardsman
Part 5 Passing Out
Part 6 Training and Drill
Part 7 Ceremonial Duties

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

The Music of the Guards - On Parade And At Kneller Hall (12 mins)
The Tough Get Going - Scots Guards On Exercise (10 mins)
The Guards as Infantry in "British Infantry" (1951, 8 mins)
Coldstream Customs (5 mins)
A Guardsman's Tale (15 mins)

Our Price: £13.99
Code: SN6661
Weight: 200
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