Using computer-generated imagery, original locations and historic film archive, the North of Ireland's global shipbuilding story is brought to life.

Ships That Changed the World - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 40 minutes

Premier: 2008-02-06

Ships That Changed the World - Tim Collins (British Army officer) - Netflix

Colonel Timothy Thomas Cyril “Tim” Collins, OBE (born 30th of April 1960) is a retired Northern Irish military officer in the British Army. He is best known for his role in the Iraq War in 2003, and his inspirational eve-of-battle speech, a copy of which apparently hung in the White House's Oval Office. He is currently Chairman (and co-founder) of intelligence-based security services company New Century.

Ships That Changed the World - Politics - Netflix

Collins has been approached by both the Conservative Party and the Ulster Unionist Party to run for Parliament, though has not made any commitment to either party. During the 2005 Ulster Unionist leadership election he was cited by a number of prominent Ulster Unionists as an outside figure who would make a good leader, but Collins declined as he felt he had “no experience of politics.” Collins is a signatory of the founding statement of principles of the Henry Jackson Society, which advocates a pro-active approach to the spread of liberal democracy through the world. He has recently been critical of the Iraq war: “the UK and US pour blood and treasure into overseas campaigns which seem to have no ending and no goal ... Clearly I was naive”. In December 2011, it was revealed that Collins was approached to stand as an elected police commissioner for the Conservatives in Kent and originally was standing, however he later dropped out of the race. In August 2014, Collins was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

Ships That Changed the World - References - Netflix