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The Silent Service - Submarines of WWII

The Silent Service
The Silent Service
Item# pf-dvd-ss

Product Description


The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed most of America's Pacific Fleet. Untouched, however, were the American submarines. They would inflict catastrophic losses on the Japanese in World War II.

Featured on this DVD are five rare U.S. Navy films including a rare FULL-COLOR film made in the WWII era showcasing the capabilities that led to America's triumph in the Pacific war. Watch a rare, silent newsreel of the recovery of the USS Squalus and its crew after a diving accident. See recruits train for action in the pre-war silent service, and watch rare color WWII combat footage as U.S. fleet boats enter Japanese home waters, operating with impunity and sinking everything in sight.

Also featured is a film showing the capture of the Nazi U-505 at sea. The DVD concludes with a showcase of post-war developments including the launch of the nuclear USS Nautilus.

Color and B&W films. Time: 90 minutes.