Victory at Sea (1952): S01E07 – Rings Around Rabaul


Introduction

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

Outline

The Japanese Navy is ascendant in its conquests, of which its main base is on Rabaul in the New Britain Islands. This episode refers to the US strategy of surrounding and strangling the Japanese base in the autumn of 1943 through invasions of its surrounding islands (Bougainville, Rendova). Praise is given to the “Seabees”, who made the airfields operational in a brief time, and to observation planes and radar, which helped the US Navy stop Japanese reinforcements and counterattacks.

Victory at Sea Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 December 1952.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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