Ships That Changed The World
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Presented by acclaimed historian and author Colonel Tim Collins of the British Army, this compelling three part series presents a portrait of the dreams, innovations and achievements of thetwentieth century as seen through the fates of three history-making ships built a the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. Utilising an inventory of visual techniques including film projection, digital time-lapse photography and computer imagery, Colonel Collins introduces audiences to rare footage of the Titanic, while explaining the key roles played by the SS Canberra in the Falklands War and the naval strategy behind the greatest sea-based conflicts of two World Wars. This is not just a story about ships, a shipyard or even a city, but of earth-shattering events on a global scale which shaped and re-defined modern history.Episode 1: Titanic & the Race for the Atlantic:Tim Collins looks at how the city of Belfast revolutionised maritime history, helping turn the Titanic and White Star Line into the biggest names in transatlantic passenger shipping.Episode 2: Ships at War:Tim Collins reveals how Northern Ireland developed some of the biggest warships of World War One, turning the tide of the war and forever changing the way naval warfare was waged.Episode 3: From the Sea to the Air:Belfast remained a stalwart competitor in shipping technology with the innovative liner SS Canberra, which served as both a cruise ship and a troop-carrier during the Falklands War.