Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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Although this series had only 26 episodes that ran from 1952 to 1953, the score by Richard Rodgers (with Robert Russell Bennett conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra) was such a hit that recordings of it have been almost continually available. Over a half century after the original broadcast, the score is available in a modern stereo recording digitally remastered on compact discs. However, on the album the orchestra is the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. See more »

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Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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The absolute best
22 February 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

There isn't much to say about this fondly remembered series that hasn't already been said. This World War II documentary is just about as good as it gets. The writing, the music, the editing, the narration (which tends to get a bit pompous at times, but it's a small price to pay) are absolutely superb. Watching this is actually sort of a chilling experience; after awhile you begin to feel as if you've been transported on board the ships, or in the subs, or at Pearl Harbor, or on Iwo Jima--not just sitting in your living room watching it on TV. This series deserved every award it won, and more. It is a magnificent achievement, and nothing has equalled it since. Don't miss it.


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