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Subject: History

The Great Ships Series

"Recommended. Wonderful histories are more compelling due to their authenticity." -Ed. Media Review
An exceptional series of programs that focus on great ships of the world and the history they bear. Programs available on 8 or 9 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in an 8-Disc Set. Click for more

A History of Great Ships 2: World War II - Today

History of Great Ships  2, A: World War II - Today

Narrated by Tom Baker, this study of great ships continues during WW II, first with the heroic American tanker USS Ohio; next to the battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse, which were sunk by the Japanese three days after Pearl Harbor; at the Battle of the Coral Sea we see the USS Yorktown and the USS Lexington, which was lost during the battle. "Operation Neptune" was the term used for the naval side of "Operation Overlord," when the Allies landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944; the warships included six battleships, twenty-three cruisers, 135 destroyers with escort ships and 508 various other ships. After the war greater strides are made with ships, including the world's first nuclear-powered ship, the USS Nautilus, and Britain's first nuclear-powered submarine, the HMS Dreadnought; steam-powered catapults are used on aircraft carriers to propel aircraft forward, allowing them to take off in a shorter distance; light aircraft carriers, such as the HMS Illustrious will replace the HMS Invincible; lastly, cruise ships, the Queen Elizabeth 2, the Queen Mary 2, the Canberra and Aurora, offer passengers everything possible for the ultimate cruise experience. Produced by Green Umbrella Productions, Inc. 07/10DE JSCA 60 min.
Also See: USS Indianapolis: Ship of Doom; In the Emperor's Name (Japanese Midget Submarines)

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