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Victory at Sea
The history of the U.S. Navy during World War II. Note: This content is displayed in its original format.
Design for War
Design for War: Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941. World War II begins and the Germans succeed in invading Poland and France.
The Pacific Boils Over
Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Using Japanese footage, viewers see the planning, execution and, ultimately, the celebration of the country's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sealing the Breach
Anti-submarine warfare, 1941-1943. With war now declared by the U.S., naval forces throughout the states have joined to bring convoys of supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to the Allies in England.
Midway is East
Japanese victories and the Battle of Midway. The Japanese are ascendant as they successfully invade the East Indies, Singapore and the Philippines.
Malta, the central access point to various locations in the Mediterranean Sea is a key island possessed by the U.K. but also desired by the Germans and Italians.
The Imperial Japanese had every intention of expanding its Greater Asia Co-Prosperity sphere of influence and Guadalcanal was necessary for the Japanese's continuing expansion of it.
Rings Around Rabaul
After the victory at Guadalcanal, Australia and the U.S. next planned to remove the Japanese from Rabaul, New Britain.
Benito Mussolini uses 'mare nostrum' which means 'our sea.' Italy's enters into the war with Germany. Britain provides military aid to Greece to help them against the fascists.
Sea and Sand
The Russians asked the Allies to open a second front to divert some German forces. Operation Torch was then born with Dwight D. Eisenhower as the Commander-in-Chief.
Beneath the Southern Cross
The British Navy engages German U-Boats and the pocket battleship Graf Spee in the South Atlantic.
The Magnetic North
The Murmansk Run required the shipping of lend-lease material by convoys to allied Russia.
The Conquest of Micronesia
Beginning in August 1943 with more ships of all types available, Admiral Nimitz and Admiral Spruance continue the drive north towards Japan.
The Japanese crafted Operation Mo to take control of New Guinea and thus ensure the isolation of Australia and New Zealand from the United States in April 1942.
In Jul 1943, Operation Husky occurred - the amphibious landings at Sicily.which became the start of removing Mussolini's control in Italy.
What was involved in the planning, who was to be involved, and when would the planned Operation Overlord (D-Day) invasion actually occur?
Killers and the Kill
Highlighting the June 4,1944 capture of the German submarine U-505 and her crew. Captured was 40 crew and her captain. U-505 was towed to Bermuda.
The Turkey Shoot
In June 1944, the U.S. decided to continue releasing islands from Japanese occupation beginning with Guam and the rest of the Mariana islands getting closer to Japan itself.
Two If by Sea
American troops were to free some Japanese held islands before MacArthur could keep his promise to return to the Philippines. One of those islands was Peleliu.
The Battle for Leyte Gulf
The Japanese assembled its entire fleet for a desperation gamble to stop the American advance in the Leyte Gulf while intentionally drawing Halsey's 3rd Fleet off on a feint to the Aleutians.
Return of the Allies
The Battle for the Leyte Gulf was only the first step that had been accomplished so that General MacArthur could indeed say he had returned.
Full Fathom Five
See the submariners training, relaxation styles, and preparation for warfare.
The Fate of Europe
Visually see European and Russian city warfare sights in 1944 as the Allies free city after city from Nazi Germany's occupation as the war with Nazi Germany comes closer to an end.
Before B-29 Flying Fortress' could bomb Japan from airfields on Iwo Jima, it first had to be taken by Marine amphibious landings. After some time, the iconic flag-raising on Mount Suribachi.
The Road to Mandalay
The oil and minerals contained in Burma were the cause of Imperial Japan's occupation beginning with China.
Suicide for Glory
Suicide missions were desirous of all Japanese who were believers in the 'Divine Wind' philosophy. Suicide was more preferred than was surrendering. These actions on Okinawa had a decisive action on future decisions.
Design for Peace
Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their population experience the atomic bombs ever exploded. Emperor Hirohito tells his people that to prevent further loss of property and life, the war must end.
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