The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)

STARRING:
DIRECTED BY:
Walter Summers
GENRE:
Documentary
Originally released in 1927 to great acclaim and popularity, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands is an exciting recreation of two key battles faced by the Royal Navy in the early days of World War One. The first major engagement between German and British ships at Coronel was a terrible defeat for Britain with the loss of two warships. Later the British responded in a desperate bid to save the morale of a nation at war. Restored with a new score by award-winning composer Simon Dobson, performed by 24 members of the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines in honour of the 24 members of the band who lost their lives with the sinking of HMS Monmouth at the battle of Coronel. (BW)