Documentary: 50-minute documentary on merchant seamen
The Atlantic ocean paid host to some incredible battles during World War II, as BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC demonstrates. One of the most effective machines in Hitler's arsenal was his fleet of U-boats, which came perilously close to winning the battle for the ruthless dictator. Here, the rapid advances in technology that helped defeat Hitler's ocean-bound army are explained, with interviews from people involved on both sides of the conflict utilized to help flesh out the story. Some amazing old footage has been dug up from the vaults, helping to illustrate exactly what happened, as well as some reconstructions of famous battles. A three-part series collected here in its entirety, BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC is a fascinating historical document.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Hitler's submarines, his "Grey Wolves," made their first appearance in 1939, and by 1942 had brought the Allies to the brink of defeat. Churchill would later admit, "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the War was the U-boat peril." At the most desperate hour, the capture of an Enigma machine and the invention of radar would prove instrumental in turning the battle, and therefore the war, around. This three-part series includes eyewitness accounts from former U-boat crew members and fascinating images of U-boats in action, along with dramatic reconstruction, to bring this crucial struggle for control of the "saltwater highways" into focus.