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WWII Submarine Warfare in World War II: Silent Victory (2-DVD)

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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released: April 13, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Timeless Media Group
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Interview with Jesse Da Silva, one of 9 survivors aboard the USS Tang, sunk by a faulty torpedo
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Description by OLDIES.com:

After the devastating losses to America's Pacific Fleet in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial Navy ruled supreme in the vast Pacific Ocean. In time, the Pacific Fleet was able to rebuild to take on the Japanese. Much of the publicity went to the aircraft carriers and the Naval Aviators who flew from their decks. Yet, as important as the carriers were, the most significant naval warships in actually prosecuting the war toiled in almost complete obsurity. While battles like those that occurred at Midway, Santa Cruz and Leyte Gulf grabbed the headlines, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Force quietly went about the task of isolating Japan. The submarine fleet crippled Japan's industry and prevented re-supply and reinforcement of Japanese island garrisons by virtually destroying her merchant fleet.

Silent Victory includes rare archival footage of epic naval battles and exclusive veteran interviews, covering the submarine war from the declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare after Pearl Harbor to Japan's unconditional surrender in Tokyo Bay.

Devil Boat follows a group of Portland, Oregon PT Boat veterans as they attempt to resurrect a PT boat from the ravages of time and neglect, sixty years after the war's end. Their aim was to restore PT 658 to its original state, complete with armaments and the original compliment of three 1,200 horsepower Packard engines.

With the restoration on the Willamette River as backdrop, Devil Boat takes you on an up-close-and-personal journey into the history of the PT boat, as told through the WWII PT Boat veterans' thrilling tales and rare archival footage of the origins, development and deployment of the Mosquito Squadrons.

The restoration of PT 658 was a daunting task. It is not an ordinary boat, but then, these are not ordinary men, and their memories of combat on the high seas illustrate just how special these boats and their crews were.

Product Description:

This World War II documentary rests on an unusual thesis: it argues that, in the wake of Pearl Harbor, the actions precipitated by the U.S.A.F. that truly helped turn the tide were perpetrated not by the widely-ballyhooed U.S.N. aviators or aircraft carriers, but by the American submarines - silent warriors beneath the deceptively placid ocean surface. The subs, after all, were responsible for gravely wounding Japan's industry, all but destroying the Japanese merchant fleet, and therefore preventing reinforcement of Japanese military garrisons. In relaying this story, the program draws on a series of interviews with military veterans, and endless archival footage of naval battles that chronologically tells the gripping story of the Pacific Front of the war. As an added bonus, the release also includes the documentary DEVIL BOAT: THE SAGA OF PT 658 - the contemporary account of a group of Oregon-based PT Boat vets who attempt to restore PT Boat 658 to its original state, with its armaments and three 1200HP engines intact.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 7,967
  • UPC: 011301633859
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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