This is an extremely interesting potted version of all the most important events of last century, many famous voices and faces including European Monarchs that we have only read of in the history books. The achievements and engineering feats, all exciting, amusing and impossible to imagine the dangers in the advancement of science and motion and the thrills of the period. All three discs faacinating.
I've purchased British Pathé films on DVD before but this Pathé/BBC4 release is the best as it gathers together various segments into more coherent forms based on certain subjects like aviation and royalty. Lesley Sharp provides a modern narration for the series, which has also has facts appear on screen to provide more information on what the subject that the original narrator is talking about. The original narrators featured in this release include Charles Laughton and Basil Rathbone and two episodes of the original series are included as bonus features.