TIGERS OF THE SEA: THE U.S. NAVY IN WWII. 2-DVD Video Set. Throughout its history, the United States has depended upon the world's oceans for its security and economic well-being. At no time was this truer than during World War II, during which the
U.S. Navy had to fight in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans simultaneously.
TIGERS OF THE SEA recounts Allied Naval Operations against the Axis during World War II, capturing the majesty, the excitement, the horror and pure terror that encompasses war at sea. Over 4 hours.
DISC 1: BATTLE FOR THE ATLANTIC
While German Panzer Divisions race towards Warsaw, the powerful German Navy prepares for an even greater struggle, the Battle of the Atlantic. Hitler hurls his U-boats into the Atlantic to sever the arteries that feed Britain.
In response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. industry and armed forces mobilize in all out effort to go to war. As convoys head into the perilous open spaces of the North Atlantic, Wolfpacks lurk.
BATTLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
The Italian Navy is a horrible menace to the lifeline binding the British Commonwealth of nations. Out-numbered and out-gunned, the Royal Navy sweeps forth to clear the sea-lane to Malta.
THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
German warships and raiders prowl the South Atlantic, preying on defenseless supply ships and merchantmen, but these ships do not rove the South Atlantic unchallenged.
To crush Germany and thereby help Russia, a second front is established in North Africa. From newly won seaports in Casablanca, Oran and Algiers, the Allies begin to buildup supplies in preparation for the ultimate conquest of all North Africa.
Hitler's U-boats have cost the Allies millions of dollars and thousands of lives. To counteract enemy submarines, a ring of strategic air bases is forged, but there remains a gap left uncovered by land based planes.
DISC 2 -- BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC
With major European powers locked in a war of survival, America's Pacific Fleet is a major obstacle to Japan's domination of Asia and the Pacific. A fateful plan is hatched to eliminate the obstacle.
In an all out effort to exploit the naval edge Japan had gained at Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto orders the invasion of Midway Island. The Pacific War is focused on a coral atoll, six miles in diameter.
CONQUEST OF MICRONESIA
While Marines claw their way up the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, American carrier group smash at enemy defenses in the Central Pacific. Sailors prepares the way for soldiers and Marines.
WALL OF FIRE
By October 1944, the Allies are poised to regain the Philippines. The landing must be destroyed if Japan is to survive. The entire remaining strength of Japan is marshaled for one final supreme effort, the Battle for Leyte Gulf.
FIND THEM, CHASE THEM, SINK THEM
The Achilles Heel of an island empire is its reliance on shipping to supply its industry. By 1945, Allied submarines had virtually destroyed the Japanese merchant fleet.
THE DIVINE WIND
An enormous assault force is bearing down on the island of Okinawa, just 300 miles south of Japan. In a final, futile effort to save Imperial Japan, Japanese pilots crash their aircraft into enemy ships. The Kamikaze accounted for one every seven naval casualties in World War II.
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