Fleet Review Spectacular

To celebrate a proud history of over 100 years of service, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commemorated the anniversary of the 1913 arrival in Sydney Harbour of their original seven warships.

The Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review was one of the largest and most exciting public events held on Sydney Harbour since the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

The jewel in the crown is a fireworks and lightshow spectacular – the most complex, highly choreographed fireworks and projection lightshow, centred around Sydney’s famous Harbour and Opera House.

The ABC captures all the action from the best vantage points on land, sea and air, including from the deck of HMAS Sydney, and from two helicopters above the harbour.

Fireworks are launched from city rooftops, barge positions from Cockatoo Island to Fort Denison, the Harbour Bridge, and for the first time ever, from the decks of RAN warships.

This is joined by a lightshow from land, warships and Harbour Bridge positions, and a full projection show on the Opera House sails, Harbour Bridge pylons and National Maritime Museum roof, telling the history of the Royal Australian Navy.

BONUS DVD FOOTAGE * Exclusive live coverage from ABC News 24 of the fleet arrival in Sydney Harbour * Commentary from Professor Peter Stanley, one of Australia's most active military-social historians * Highlights from the 'Salute to Navy' air show * Prince Harry and Governor-General Quentin Bryce reviewing the fleet aboard HMAS Leeuwin * Interview with Commodore Paul Kinghorne RAN Please note this product is available for shipping to Australian customers only

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2013
Duration: 
150 mins
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Standard $55
Schools $55
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