Seapower follows the
history of naval warfare from ancient times to modern times covering all
facets of this fascinating subject.
On this disc, which is
volume one of a two part series we see the development from the Egyptians and
those of Crete design. Using diagrams from ancient drawings by the Egyptians
and other civilizations, we are able to follow the progression of how sea
going vessels were adapted for warfare.
The presentation of the
DVD is clear and concise. The narration is of a very high quality and the
general effort makes for some very interesting viewing without becoming boring
as could have easily become the case considering the subject matter.
In depth analysis is
provided throughout and I must confess to being most interested in the very
ancient warfare waged by the Egyptians and Greeks who employed great amounts
of men to row and power their ships into battle. An interesting point that I
did not know was that the ancient Greeks actually used free men as oarsmen and
not slaves as is the belief. These ships were incredibly powerful and the high
speeds combined with the powerful rams located on the ship made them very
potent weapons indeed.
The latter parts of the
DVD cover facets of the Tudor Navy and the wooden ships and Iron Men of
Whilst there are no
extras, there are a number of features utilised throughout the disc as listed
Seapower Vol. 1
- Powerful new film footage of reconstructed ships
Full scale reconstructions
- 3D computer
- Illustrative maps and sequences
Analysis by leading historians and military experts