Originally broadcast by NBC in the United States in 1952-1953, Victory at Sea marked the first opportunities for average Americans to have such major world events beamed directly into their living rooms.
It also marked one of the first attempts to use television to create a comprehensive, public record of such major happenings. Victory at Sea was considered so important and such a milestone both in broadcasting and the preservation of history that NBC ran the entire series without commercial interruption.
The series won both an Emmy in 1954 as "best public affairs program" and a Peabody award for its excellence in public affairs programming.
FEATURED: Design for War, The Pacific Boils Over, Sealing the Breach, Midway is East, Mediterranean Mosaic, Guadalcanal, Rings Around Rabaul, Marenstrum, Sea and Sand, Beneath the Southern Cross, The Magnetic North, Suicide for Glory, Design for Peace, Conquest of Micronesia, Melanesian Nightmare, Roman Renaissance, D-Day, Killers and the Kill, The Turkey Shoot, Two if by Sea, The Battle for Leyte Gulf, Return of the Allies, Full Fathom Five, The Fate of Europe, Target Suribachi, The Road to Mandalay
BONUS 3rd DVD INCLUDED: America's Wars, Revolutionary War, The Civil War, World War I, WWII: The True Glory, The Korean War: The First Forty Days in Korea, The Vietnam War: Vietnam! Vietnam!
Superior historical footage; interesting and informative. -- N. Cornelius
I have loved the series since watching it as a child on TV with my father and uncles who had all served in that war. -- J. Brietto
Documented from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. If you're into WWII history this is well worth the money. -- R. Gilson
Free from revisionist accounts of this history, uses actual footage gained from both sides of the conflict. -- L. Taylor
This is the finest American World War II Documentary series ever made. -- R. Hinton