6 hrs. 30 mins.
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This fascinating collection of programmes, originally shown on the History Channel, explores the world of the submariner during the fiercest and most destructive conflict of all time: the Second World War.
Discover the stories of Germany’s deadly U-boats and the crews that sailed them, earning their nickname of ‘wolfpacks’ by attacking in coordinated groups. Examine the tactics and strategies employed by American submarines in their deadly battles against the Japanese in the Pacific, and how a submarine force comprising just 2 per cent of the U.S. Navy’s wartime commitment managed to strangle Japan’s shipping supply lines.
Learn how the great U.S. submarine captains of WWII, such as Dudley Morton, Richard O’Kane and Sam Dealey, used their initiative in developing new ideas in submarine warfare, helping to bring victory to the Allied cause. And explore the complex systems used to control America’s ‘boomers’ – submarines carrying nuclear missiles that can hit targets over 4,000 miles away.