A documentary TV series about naval warfare during World War II that was originally aired by NBC in the USA in 26 half-hour segments on Sunday afternoons, starting October 26, 1952 and ending May 3, 1953. The series, which won an Emmy in 1954 as best public affairs program, played a major role in establishing historic documentaries as a viable television genre. When it first aired, NBC thought it so important that it had no commercial breaks. The series was also aired on The History Channel in 1996.
- imDb Rating: 8.5 (514 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 26 Oct 1952
- Runtime: 30 min
- Genre: Documentary, Action, War
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Leonard Graves
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
- Total Seasons: 1
Design for Peace: Surrender of Japan & Aftermath of War
Episode 1x26; May 03, 1953
1x26: Design for Peace: Surrender of Japan & Aftermath of War
1x25: Suicide for Glory: Okinawa
1x24: The Road to Mandalay: China, Burma, India, and Indian Ocean
1x23: Target Suribachi: Iwo Jima
1x22: The Fate of Europe: Black Sea, South of France, Surrender
1x21: Full Fathom Five: U.S. Submarines
1x20: Return of the Allies: Liberation of the Philippines
1x19: Battle for Leyte Gulf: Sea Battle for Leyte Gulf
1x18: Two If by Sea: Peleliu and Angaur
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||Design for War: Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941||1952-10-26||30|
|2||2||The Pacific Boils Over: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941||1952-11-02||30|
|3||3||Sealing the Breach: Anti-Submarine Warfare, 1941-1943||1952-11-09||30|
|4||4||Midway is East: Japanese Victories & The Midway Battle||1952-11-23||30|
|5||5||Mediterranean Mosaic: Gibraltar, Allied & Enemy Fleets, Malta||1952-11-30||30|
|7||7||Rings Around Rabaul: Struggle for the Solomon Islands||1952-12-21||30|
|8||8||Mare Nostrum: Mediterranean Command, 1940-1942||1952-12-28||30|
|9||9||Sea and Sand: Invasion of North Africa, 1942-1943||1953-01-04||30|
|10||10||Beneath the Southern Cross: War in the South Atlantic||1953-01-11||30|
|11||11||The Magnetic North: War from Murmansk to Alaska||1953-01-18||30|
|12||12||The Conquest of Micronesia: Carrier Warfare--Gilberts and Marshalls||1953-01-25||30|
|13||13||Melanesian Nightmare: New Guinea Campaign||1953-02-01||30|
|14||14||Roman Renaissance: Sicily and the Italian Campaign||1953-02-08||30|
|16||16||Killers and the Kill: Victory in the Atlantic, 1943-1945||1953-02-22||30|
|17||17||The Turkey Shoot: Conquest of the Marianas||1953-03-01||30|
|18||18||Two If by Sea: Peleliu and Angaur||1953-03-08||30|
|19||19||Battle for Leyte Gulf: Sea Battle for Leyte Gulf||1953-03-15||30|
|20||20||Return of the Allies: Liberation of the Philippines||1953-03-22||30|
|21||21||Full Fathom Five: U.S. Submarines||1953-03-29||30|
|22||22||The Fate of Europe: Black Sea, South of France, Surrender||1953-04-05||30|
|23||23||Target Suribachi: Iwo Jima||1953-04-12||30|
|24||24||The Road to Mandalay: China, Burma, India, and Indian Ocean||1953-04-19||30|
|25||25||Suicide for Glory: Okinawa||1953-04-26||30|
|26||26||Design for Peace: Surrender of Japan & Aftermath of War||1953-05-03||30|
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