Victory at Sea (1952): S01E06 – Guadalcanal


Introduction

Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Outline

After training in Australia and New Zealand, the US Marines land on Guadalcanal. The US Navy suffers defeats by the Japanese Navy around the island – in an area called Ironbottom Sound. Essential information is conveyed about how some deaths are caused not just by battle but also by malaria. The number of people dying on both sides is emphasized here as an example of endurance. Meanwhile, to the tune of Richard Rodgers’ most famous march from the series, America’s men and materiel are mobilized against the ultimate struggle that is World War II.

Victory at Sea Series

You can find a full index and overview of Victory at Sea here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 14 December 1952.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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