The Submarines of World War II - The Silent Service
95991 Submarines of WWII, £19.99
Stealth, cunning, stoicism and heroism - a great deal was demanded of submariners during World War II.This 3 DVD set is a fascinating collection of programmes that explore the role submarines played in that most epic of conflicts.
Here are stories of Germany's U-boat wolf packs and the damage they inflicted on the North Atlantic convoys, the tactics employed by the US Navy in its struggle with the Japanese, and profiles of some of the great submarine commanders and the innovative strategies they introduced.
A gripping retrospective of what used to be called the sardines' revenge (men packed together in a tin can, covered in oil). Total running time 6½ hours.
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