Silent Victory Submarine Warfare In Wwii

Silent Victory Submarine Warfare In Wwii



History books, of course, have covered the "Pacific Theater" of World War II ad infinitum, paying exhaustive attention to such pivotal events as the Battle of Midway and the Battle of Santa Cruz. But what of the submarine action that transpired beneath the waves at the same time? As issued by the Timeless Media Group, the documentary program Silent Victory: Submarine Warfare in WWII pointedly argues that such seldom-discussed events were even more vital in turning the tide of history against the imperialist Japanese than the feats of aviators. The submarines, it suggests, subversively managed to cripple Japan by severing its resupply and industry lines and thus preventing refortification of its garrisons. As a direct result, the U.S.A.F. managed to completely obliterate Japan's merchant fleet. In building this argument, Silent Victory draws on such elements as archival footage of naval battles, interviews with WWII veterans (including submariners), a detailed chronicle of torpedo and submarine evolution over the course of the Second World War, and much more. As an added bonus, the package also includes the documentary Devil Boat; The Saga of PT 658, the chronicle of a cadre of Portland, Oregon PT Boat veterans as they attempt to restore a PT Boat with three 1,200hp Packard engines, over 60 years after World War II.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
UPC: 0011301639851
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Timeless Media
Region Code: 0
Time: 2:40:00

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