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History Classics: Hero Ships

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As produced for and originally aired on cable's History Channel, the thirteen documentaries in this box set collectively examine the history and evolution of American marine vessels, including battleships, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines, and more, over the course of such conflicts as World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The programs combine such elements as interviews with experts, archival footage, and on-camera inspections of onboard battle stations conducted by U.S.N. enlistees. They also focus on three...
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Overview

As produced for and originally aired on cable's History Channel, the thirteen documentaries in this box set collectively examine the history and evolution of American marine vessels, including battleships, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines, and more, over the course of such conflicts as World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The programs combine such elements as interviews with experts, archival footage, and on-camera inspections of onboard battle stations conducted by U.S.N. enlistees. They also focus on three key areas thematically: the story of individual vessels, the often dramatic circumstances that transpired in them during heated battles, and the roles that various technologies and weapons played in the conflicts discussed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • UPC: 733961256291
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 10:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,073

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. A New Kind of Ship [12:04]
3. Into Combat [8:52]
4. Surprise Attack [6:57]
5. D-Day Commences [9:54]
6. One Last Journey [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. An Ugly Duckling [12:04]
3. Danger in the Atlantic [8:52]
4. In the Thick of It [6:57]
5. Steaming Out of the Past [9:54]
6. One Last Mission [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Proud Heritage [12:04]
3. Against the Odds [8:52]
4. On the World Stage [6:57]
5. Damage Control [9:54]
6. No Higher Honor [5:56]
Disc #2 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. An Outstanding Ship [12:04]
3. Caught Unaware [8:52]
4. Underwater Examination [6:57]
5. Struggle to Survive [9:54]
6. Heartbreaking Heritage [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. A Naval Tradition [12:04]
3. Learning the Ropes [8:52]
4. Legendary Battle Record [6:57]
5. Real Dangers [9:54]
6. Setting Sail Once Again [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Bold Initiative With Risk [12:04]
3. Fighting in the Pacific [8:52]
4. Keystone of the Fleet [6:57]
5. Trail by Fire [9:54]
6. Returning to Comabt [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Fought Back First [12:04]
3. Desperate Showdowns [8:52]
4. Primed and Ready For War [6:57]
5. Kamikaze Attacks [9:54]
6. At Peace [5:56]
Disc #3 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Quickly into Battle [12:04]
3. Battle of No Return [8:52]
4. A New Namesake [6:57]
5. The Divine Wind [9:54]
6. The Ship That Would Not Die [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Atomic Future [12:04]
3. A Wonder Weapon [8:52]
4. Into the Cold War [6:57]
5. Under the Ice [9:54]
6. Crossing the North Pole [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Proving the Critics Wrong [12:04]
3. A Fateful Decision [8:52]
4. The Koran Conflict [6:57]
5. The Vietnam War [9:54]
6. A Fitting End [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Built For the Future [12:04]
3. Exalted History [8:52]
4. Assault by Water [6:57]
5. Twist of Fate [9:54]
6. One Tough Ship [5:56]
Disc #4 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. A Formidable Weapon [12:04]
3. Changing Fortunes [8:52]
4. World War Warrior [6:57]
5. Big Guns [9:54]
6. In the Pacific [5:56]
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Flattop Forces [12:04]
3. Quick Turnaround [8:52]
4. The Second Yorktown [6:57]
5. Showdown [9:54]
6. A Critical Interception [5:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
   LSTs
   USS Jeremiah O'Brien
   USS Samuel B. Roberts
Disc #2 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
   USS Arizona
   USS Constitution
   USS Enterprise
   USS Hornet
Disc #3 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
   USS Laffey
   USS Nautilus
   USS New Jersey
   USS New York
Disc #4 -- History Classics: Hero Ships
   USS Texas
   USS Yorktown
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