Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Queen at War on DVD

Narrated by Phyllis Logan ( Downton Abbey ), viewers take a look at Britain’s longest reigning monarch in history. Seventy-five years after the end of the war in Europe, “ The Queen at War ” offers a fascinating look at how Princess Elizabeth, just 13 years old when World War II broke out, was set on her life’s path to become a legendary monarch. Together with sister Margaret, the young princesses became symbols of hope for a nation wracked by a horrific war, the terrors of the Blitz, and the relocation of over a million children.

By 1945, Elizabeth had been transformed from a shy girl into a confident young woman and proved her mettle as a driver and mechanic in the women’s branch of the army. She was also already in love with the handsome naval officer she would one day marry. Told through the reminiscences of friends, including Lady Glenconner, royal biographers Christopher Warwick, Robert Lacey, Jane Dismore and Hugh Vickers, among others, the documentary features rare footage of the Queen’s war years culled from private and public collections.

My Thoughts

I have always been a huge fan of the royal family, and of Queen Elizabeth in particular. She is the world's longest reigning monarch. While most only see her as a figurehead, this documentary shows the important role she played during World War II. She was still very young, and wasn't a soldier, but she was there to support the troops and encourage the soldiers during the most difficult times. It also delves into her personal struggles, including evacuations and the loss of a family member.

This is truly an exciting historical documentary that gives us a firsthand look at World War II in England. It includes archival footage of the Queen and will show what an inspiration she was during this difficult period in history.  If you want to get a copy of this amazing documentary on DVD, you can find it in stores nationwide or online at Amazon.