Ship is a concept that comes from the verb acorazar, whose first meaning mentioned in the dictionary refers to giving a coating to a boat or a construction.
A battleship, by extension, is called a large ship that has armor and is used for war missions. Battleships, by their weaponry and characteristics, were the most important ships in a war fleet, beating destroyers and cruisers.
From the end of the 19th century until the development of the Second World War, battleships were key in military confrontations since they allowed establishing supremacy in sea battles. However, the increasing range of the missiles and the aerial development made these ships lose preponderance.
It is important to mention, however, that the battleships were often affected by smaller and more expensive vessels. For this reason, throughout history, they received various criticisms.
One of the most famous battleships was HMS Dreadnought, which belonged to the United Kingdom. It began its functions in 1906 and was a technological revolution due to its characteristics. Thirteen years later he was decommissioned and finally, in 1923, decommissioned.
Another transcendent battleship was the Potemkin, from the Russian fleet, launched in 1904. In 1905, the crew rebelled against the officers in the framework of the revolution. This event came to the cinema through Sergei Eisenstein, director of a silent film titled “The Battleship Potemkin”.
In 1925 it was when the premiere of this feature film took place, which has become not only a classic in cinema but also one of the best films of all time. It is so because of its ability to tell the story and the tragedy that it carries intrinsically without the need for dialogue and also because of the set-up that resulted.
Some curiosities that exist regarding this production are the following:
– Undoubtedly, this film was used as propaganda of the communist regime, insofar as it comes to establish the need of ordinary citizens to try to end the chains that they kill, oppress him, suffocate him…
-One of the most versioned, represented and honored scenes in all of history is one of his that responds to the name “The Odessa Staircase”. It comes to reflect the moment when soldiers savagely charge citizens, including a mother and his baby. Thus we have been able to see the proposal made by directors such as Woody Allen or Francis Ford Coppola in their own feature films such as “Bananas” or “The Godfather” respectively.
-For years it was banned in certain countries due to its revolutionary character. This would be the case, for example, in Germany, Spain or Great Britain.
-The well-known British pop group Pet Shop Boys composed in 2004 an audio track for the film, to make it more current.