Crossing the Oceans Dvd, Part 2

Amateur Film.

A Voyage into the Past of the Great Passenger Liners.

With original cine footage - much of which has never been published before - and an informative commentary from Joe himself, the films will take you on an unforgettable voyage back in time.

All the footage in his films was originally taken by amateurs - often crew members - on 8mm or 16mm cine cameras.

Hence the quality is sometimes variable.

Nevertheless the films are an authentic record of how it actually was - rather than how the shipping companies would like to portray it in publicity films.

Over the past two decades, Joe Clark has assembled a unique collection of amateur film of these liners in their heyday.

These films have now been made available for the public to enjoy in a three part series titled ‘Crossing the Oceans’.

Now digitally remastered, these films will bring back happy memories for those lucky enough to have sailed on these magnificent ships.

Watch as they sail into and out of the many ports on their voyages and enjoy the many scenes of life on board.

Throughout the twentieth century, great ocean liners have carried their passengers and crew to all corners of the globe.

Whether transporting families to new lives in the southern hemisphere or cruising in the Mediterranean Sea, these great ships were synonymous with comfort and style.

Names such as Oriana, Himalaya and Canberra reflected the proud heritage of the shipping lines whose fleets spanned the globe.

‘Crossing the Oceans’ is a fascinating record of this glorious chapter in Britain’s maritime history.

The majestic Cunard ‘Queens’ were symbols of their age – an age of elegance and romance.

Many still recall the thrilling sight of these liners departing Southampton or New York on another transatlantic passage.

Their berths are empty now but through the medium of film we can sail with them once again, reliving the sights and sounds of the busy ports and seaways they encountered.

Part Two of our series begins with extensive footage of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.

The transatlantic theme continues with striking scenes of United States and two other US liners.

Two Canadian Pacific liners are shown leaving Liverpool en-route to Montreal.

The Royal Mail Line is represented by Andes and Arlanza as we move to the South American routes.

Akaroa and Northern Star fly the Shaw Savill flag together with other famous names.

A long chapter is devoted to the Union Castle Line and we finish with rare film of British troopships.

Part Two of ‘Crossing the Oceans’ series showing liners on the Transatlantic and African routes, featuring the following ships:

Cunard: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II, Mauretania, Caronia, Saxonia and Franconia.

Canadian Pacific: Empress of Britain and Empress of Canada.

United States Lines: United States.

American President Lines: President Wilson.

American Export Lines: Independence.

Royal Mail: Andes and Arlanza.

Shaw Savill: Akaroa, Arawa, Aranda, Northern Star, Southern Cross, Ceramic, Dominion Monarch and Ocean Monarch.

Union Castle: Edinburgh Castle, Pendennis Castle, Pretoria Castle, Arundel Castle, Stirling Castle, Transvaal Castle, Capetown Castle, Windsor Castle, Kenya Castle and Reina del Mar.

Troopships: Empire Orwell, Empire Fowey, Empire Halladale, Devonshire, Oxfordshire and Nevada.

Approx. 63 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner - Joe Clark Films.

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