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This review is from: Secrets of the Tower of London (DVD)
This is a 60 minute film, with English subtitles that tells the story of The Tower. With the exception of showing the Crown Jewels (cameras are not allowed) the cameras go into almost every nook and cranny of this historical monument. Except it is also shown to be a home to some - the guards, the Beefeaters and we also hear their story as well as that of the ravens.
Aerial views and even Tower Bridge are shown. There are very few talking heads - (interviews that go on and on, just showing the person narrating their story). Instead we are led around the grounds and into various rooms and told their history and significance, even about the menagerie that used to be a tourist attraction - especially an elephant, that was given a gallon of wine a day to help him keep warm. At least he, as we are told lived a short, happy, drunken life.
The narration and sound, as well as the photography are excellent. Lovers of history, England and London will enjoy this film.