The Coi Collection Vol. 3 - They Stand Ready (DVD)
This fascinating Central Office of Information (COI) film collection rescued by the BFI focuses on Britain’s post war armed forces.
Highlights include: Victory Parade (1946), troops from all over the British Empire arrive in London to celebrate victory over the Nazis; Suez in Perspective (1957), the Suez Crisis is given a positive spin; Routine Adventure (1965) and Tornado (1985), big boys’ toys on the high seas and in the skies. An accompanying booklet provides comprehensive notes and essays from academics and film historians.