The Queen at War

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  • How did the wartime experiences of teenage Princess Elizabeth help her grow into the confident, courageous leader who still inspires us today? When Britain entered World War II in September 1939, 13-year-old Elizabeth was a quiet, sheltered child who felt most at home in the country, surrounded by her family, dogs and horses. Follow the future queen’s carefully chosen path to leadership, from her first BBC broadcast and first solo review of the Grenadier Guards, to her hands-on training as a military truck driver and mechanic. Childhood friends, royalty experts, historians, and a treasury of color film and photographs give you new insights into the growing-up years of this extraordinary monarch. History that inspires and informs you, from The BBC.

    • Brand: Royalty
    • Cast :
      Actor: Queen Elizabeth II
      Director: Christopher Bruce
      Narrator: Phyllis Logan
      Producer: Christopher Bruce
    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Region : 1
    • Run Time: 1 Hour
    • SKU: 22602
    • Subtitles: SDH

  • Princess Elizabeth was a child of thirteen on September 3, 1939, when her father King George VI informed the people that Britain was at war. This revelatory documentary tells the story of the Queen's experiences during WWII and how the longest-reigning monarch in British history was shaped by the war.

    The Queen's personal experiences during the war reflected the wider experiences of the public. She too was evacuated and her home bombed; she lost a family member, and she volunteered in service to the war effort. Hear from people who were with her, as well as from historians, journalists and royal commentators as they reveal how these years were so formative for Elizabeth and how, in many ways, it led to the Queen we know today. And extraordinary archival footage will bring the Queen's war to life, showing us what it was really like to experience the Blitz from inside Buckingham Palace, and demonstrating the role the Queen had in inspiring her entire nation.

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    • Brand: Royalty
    • Cast :
      Actor: Queen Elizabeth II
      Director: Christopher Bruce
      Narrator: Phyllis Logan
      Producer: Christopher Bruce
    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Region : 1
    • Run Time: 1 Hour
    • SKU: 22602
    • Subtitles: SDH
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    Princess Elizabeth was a child of thirteen on September 3, 1939, when her father King George VI informed the people that Britain was at war. This revelatory documentary tells the story of the Queen's experiences during WWII and how the longest-reigning monarch in British history was shaped by the war.

    The Queen's personal experiences during the war reflected the wider experiences of the public. She too was evacuated and her home bombed; she lost a family member, and she volunteered in service to the war effort. Hear from people who were with her, as well as from historians, journalists and royal commentators as they reveal how these years were so formative for Elizabeth and how, in many ways, it led to the Queen we know today. And extraordinary archival footage will bring the Queen's war to life, showing us what it was really like to experience the Blitz from inside Buckingham Palace, and demonstrating the role the Queen had in inspiring her entire nation.