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From the Fighting Top of a Battleship in Action

Britannia rules the waves! Scenes of a battleship at gunnery practice, with fine shots of the guns firing.

Non-Fiction 1909 4 mins Silent


Britannia rules the waves! This thrilling short film captures all the majesty of a British battleship, guns blazing, at a time when public interest in the navy was at its peak. It was made by Charles Urban, courtesy of Rear Admiral Percy Scott, a weapons expert hoping to revolutionise British naval gunnery in the teeth of opposition in the Admiralty. British naval power would be vital in WWI.