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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1953 | 1952
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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Edited into Project XX: Victory at Sea (1960) See more »

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Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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Easily the finest TV documentary ever
22 August 2000 | by (Merriam, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I have had the video of all 26 episodes for several years now. I have seen other WWII documentaries on television, but where Victory at Sea stands heads and shoulders above them is in Richard Rodgers' music and, most importantly, Leonard Graves' incomparable narration. I just cannot imagine anyone else narrating that documentary. My favorite part is the last half of the final episode, when the men come home. That's what it was all about in the first place.


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