Angle of Attack (2011): Part 02

Introduction Angle of Attack (full title – Angle of Attack: How Naval Aviation Changed the Face of War) chronicles the triumphs and challenges that US Naval Aviation has faced since its invention. Outline From the very first shipboard landing by Eugene Ely in 1911 to the latest debates surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles, Angle of Attack… Read More

Angle of Attack (2011): Part 01

Introduction Angle of Attack (full title – Angle of Attack: How Naval Aviation Changed the Face of War) chronicles the triumphs and challenges that US Naval Aviation has faced since its invention. Outline From the very first shipboard landing by Eugene Ely in 1911 to the latest debates surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles, Angle of Attack… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E26 – Design for Peace

Introduction Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. Outline The atomic bomb is detonated, and its effects demonstrated at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrenders, signing the surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri. The US armed forces come home to signs saying, “Welcome… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E25 – Suicide for Glory

Introduction Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. Outline In a last effort at glory, Japan employs suicide pilots – the Kamikaze – who crash their planes into ships in order to destroy the American spirit. But the US Navy and Marines… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E24 – The Road to Mandalay

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 invade China in 1937, but the Japanese are not satisfied and they invade Indochina and Thailand, enabling the invasion of Burma. The US and British navies nurture their relations with the… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E23 – Target Suribachi

Introduction Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. Outline The US fought two battles here – the US Marines at Iwo Jima against the Japanese, and the US Navy against a typhoon. During the now-legendary events depicted in this episode, the series… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E22 – The Fate of Europe

Introduction Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. Outline Sevastopol was liberated and the Allies defeat Germany. The meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin for final plans for Germany’s surrender and the forming of the United Nations are depicted. At the end,… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E21 – Full Fathom Five

Introduction Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. Outline This episode show how US Navy submarines contributed to the Japanese empire’s defeat, sinking thousands of tons of cargo ships. Victory at Sea Series You can find a full index and overview of… Read More

Victory at Sea (1953): S01E20 – Return of the Allies

Introduction Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage. Outline Just after the US entered World War II, the Japanese conquered and occupied the Commonwealth of the Philippines, an American protectorate. But they still hope, and in January 1945, these were answered as… Read More