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Submarines: The Silent Service in World War II

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Product Description

The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed most of America's Pacific Fleet. Untouched were America's submarines. They would inflict catastrophic losses on the Japanese in World War II.

Featured on this DVD are five rare U.S. Navy films made in the WWII era — including a full COLOR film — showcasing the capabilities that led to America's triumph in the Pacific war. Watch a rare, silent newsreel of the recovery of the USS Squalus and its crew after a diving accident.

See recruits train for action in the pre-war silent service, and watch rare FULL COLOR WWII combat footage as U.S. fleet boats enter Japanese home waters, operating with impunity and sinking everything in sight.

Also featured is a film showing one of the great triumphs of the anti-submarine war in the Atlantic: the capture of the Nazi U-505 at sea.

The DVD concludes with a showcase of post-war developments including the launch of the nuclear Nautilus.

Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm prints, many of these films have never been available to the public, and some have only recently been declassified. Please note, due to their age and rarity, image and sound quality can vary.

All films are black and white and COLOR. Running time: 90 minutes.

IMPORTANT: This DVD is presented in the DVD-R format. It may not be compatible with older DVD players. Please check your DVD player's manual for more information.

From the Contributor

First in a series of exciting documentary films gleaned from government, industry and U.S. Navy archives, Submarines: The Silent Service in WWII contains five exciting films and some shorter bonus material.

Major titles include: Take Her Down, Service in Submarines, Submarine War Story, The Silent Service and Now it Can Be Told: Capture of the U-Boat U-505

The DVDs in the Periscope Films Submarine series include:

Volume 1: The Silent Service in WWII (WWII Fleet Boats)

Volume 2: The Nuclear Pioneers (Nautilus, Triton and Tunny)

Volume 3: The Cold War Below (Grayback SSG, Polaris SSBNs and missile era)

Volume 4: The Cutting Edge (History of Polaris submarines)

Volume 5: Anti-Submarine Warfare

Volume 6: The Deep Horizon (DSRVs, SeaLab and Submersibles)

Volume 7: Submarines, Frogmen and Divers (Frogmen, UDTs and more)

and

Volume 8: Submarine Down! (Diving bells and escape trunks).

All volumes feature top quality transfers from original 16mm films, many of which have been restored and digitally remastered. DVDs always feature at least 90 minutes of material. All titles are available on Amazon.com

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Product details

  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Black & White, Collector's Edition, Restored, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Periscope Film
  • DVD Release Date: July 18, 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AB0Z2W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,653 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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