A Century of Silent Service (2001): Part 01

Introduction To celebrate 100 years of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force, Sonalysts (Jane’s 688(I), Fleet Command, Sub Command) has teamed up with the Naval Submarine League to create a unique 90-min video documentary. A Century of Silent Service is hosted by President Jimmy Carter, himself a former submarine officer. Chronicling the genesis of the US… Read More

October Fury: Cuban Missile Crisis (2002)

Introduction History Documentary hosted by Arthur Kent, published by History Channel in 2002. Outline Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath. It was the most spectacular display of brinkmanship in the Cold War era. In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting a nuclear war to prevent the Soviet Union from establishing… Read More

The Silent War (2013): Part 02 – Know Your enemy

Introduction The story of the underwater war between US, UK and Soviet submarines in the second half of the 20th century. Outline British, American and Russian submariners talk about their experience of the Cold War. The Silent War Series Episode 01: The Russians Are Coming! Episode 02: Know Your Enemy. Production & Filming Details Distributor(s):… Read More

The Silent War (2013): Part 01 – The Russians Are Coming!

Introduction The story of the underwater war between US, UK and Soviet submarines in the second half of the 20th century. Outline How the Cold War underwater arms race took ballistic missiles beneath the Arctic ice. The Silent War Series Episode 01: The Russians Are Coming! Episode 02: Know Your Enemy. Production & Filming Details… Read More

Secret Superpower Aircraft (2005): S01E04 – Spy Planes

Introduction How the Cold War pushed technological innovations in aircraft design to unimagined heights. Outline The clandestine project Wild Cherry, undertaken by US spy planes to gather surveillance photos of Soviet airbases deep within Russian territory without being detected by the enemy. Secret Superpower Aircraft Series Episode 01: The Quest for Vertical Takeoff. Episode 02:… Read More

Secret Superpower Aircraft (2005): S01E03 – Bombers

Introduction How the Cold War pushed technological innovations in aircraft design to unimagined heights. Outline The contest during the Cold War to construct bombers capable of delivering their cargo anywhere in the world. The race was won by the Soviet military with their M-4 `Bison’ – an aircraft that soon had the US Air Force… Read More

Secret Superpower Aircraft (2005): S01E02 – Fighters

Introduction How the Cold War pushed technological innovations in aircraft design to unimagined heights. Outline How Stalin tried to halt the West’s domination of the skies by commissioning the MiG-21 and Yak-25, after realising his previous fighter jets were incapable of defeating British reconnaissance aircraft. Secret Superpower Aircraft Series Episode 01: The Quest for Vertical… Read More

Secret Superpower Aircraft (2005): S01E01 – Quest for Vertical Takeoff

Introduction How the Cold War pushed technological innovations in aircraft design to unimagined heights. Outline Investigating military leaders’ fears over the vulnerability of aircraft runways, and how these concerns were allayed by vertical take-off planes such as the Harrier Jump Jet. Secret Superpower Aircraft Series Episode 01: The Quest for Vertical Takeoff. Episode 02: Fighters.… Read More